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You can review your exam results on Thursday, 17th October from 12:30 to 13:30 in room APB 3105 . Your student card and an official photo-bearing identification must be presented. Students from non-EU countries should bring their passport. If you are unable to attend on this date for important reasons please send an e-mail to Jan Bierbaum as soon as possible.

Individual appointments are not necessary. We do offer an optional preregistration though, which can help to reduce your waiting time.

We're conducting a survey to get some feedback on the lecture in general and its exam in particular. Participation is voluntary but we would appreciate a large turnout. The questions are in German but answering in English is also fine.


The lecture introduces the fundamentals of systems architecture. Students will learn the key building blocks and construction principles for local systems first and for distributed systems later on. A primary concern for us is to highlight references to neighboring topics. Examples are discussing the interaction of certain hardware characteristics with system building blocks, the introduction to the basics of cryptographic techniques and the application of mathematical methods to ascertain quantitative properties of systems. We also focus on some principles for constructing fault-tolerant and secure systems already in this basic course. A third concern is to get students acquainted with techniques for low-level machine-oriented programming at the latest in this lecture.

Breakdown of the lecture:
  • Introduction
  • Key Building Blocks
  • UNIX
  • Processes and Threads
  • Deadlocks
  • Security
  • Memory
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Client-Server-Architectures and Process-Communication in Distributed Systems
  • Security in Distributed Systems
  • File Systems
  • Distributed File Systems
  • Fault-Tolerance
  • Device Drivers

Slides (in German only)

  1. Introduction:


You can enroll into the regular tutorials starting from Friday, 18th of October, afternoon via JExam. In case tutorials get too crowded, the enrollment is binding. Exercises begin in the fourth week of the semester (week starting at the 21st of October).
In the week of 21st to 25th October the regular tutorials are replaced with two consultations in the computer pool:
Die regulären Übungen finden wöchentlich zu folgenden Terminen statt:
Monday 7. DS APB E009 Michael Sippel
Tuesday 3. DS APB E008 Till Smejkal
Tuesday 5. DS SCH A185 Manuel Thieme
Wednesday 3. DS APB E009 Till Smejkal
Wednesday 6. DS APB E009 Sebastian Reimers
Thursday 1. DS APB E009 Till Smejkal
Thursday 2. DS APB E010 Sebastian Reimers
Thursday 5. DS APB E009 Manuel Thieme
Friday 1. DS APB E001 Michael Sippel
Friday 3. DS APB E006 Manuel Thieme

Tasks (in German only)

  1. Unix
Last modified: 17th Oct 2019, 12.51 AM
Author: Dipl.-Inf. Jan Bierbaum

Prof. Dr.
Hermann Härtig

Phone: +49 (0) 351 463-38282
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  • ModuleModules: INF-B-380, INF-LE-EUI
  • 4/2/0 = 6 SWS
Time and Place
  • Lecture, weekly
    TimeTue, 9.20 AM PlaceHSZ 0004
  • Lecture, weekly
    TimeFri, 9.20 AM PlaceHSZ 0003
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