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Advanced Systems Topics

Principal lecturer: Dr Steven Hand
Taken by: Part II
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Internet Routing Protocols

Lecturer: Dr Timothy G. Griffin

Internet routing protocols from a distributed systems perspective. We will cover the five most commonly used protocols --- RIP, EIGRP, OSPF, IS-IS (all roughly based on the shortest-paths model) and BGP (which has evolved organically in the interdomain context). Convergence, scalability, and stability are the main concerns. Lecture notes can be found at

Advanced operating systems

Lecturer: Dr Steven Hand

This section of the course will cover distributed and persistent virtual memory, capability systems, microkernel evolution, virtual machine monitors, extensibility and filesystem & database storage.