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Cloud Computing



#40368 / #8

SS 2018 - SS 2018

Fakultät IV

TEL 12-5

Institut für Telekommunikationssysteme

34331500 FG Komplexe und verteilte IT-Systeme

Kao, Odej

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POS-Nummer PORD-Nummer Modultitel
2345270 35114 Cloud Computing

Learning Outcomes

Students possess knowledge of the principles and characteristics of cloud computing at the practical, as well as, the theoretical level. Furthermore they understand critical questions and current solutions in this area.


At the beginning of the module the basics of running a virtualized data center are considered, as viewed from the perspective of a cloud provider. Based on this, subsequently the module covers topics such as programming of scalable and fault-tolerant applications at the different levels of abstractions of the cloud platform from the cloud customer’s view. Both perspectives are also permeated by higher-level aspects like data protection, confidentiality and economic considerations. The contents of the lecture are based on solutions that were recently presented at conferences and in journals. They are complemented by case studies from leading companies from the cloud sector. The lecture includes: hard- and software virtualization, scheduling, cloud architectures, partitioning, load balancing, replication, consistency and application examples.

Module Components


All Courses are mandatory.

Course Name Type Number Cycle Language SWS
Cloud Computing IV 0432 L 135 WS No information 4

Workload and Credit Points

Cloud Computing (IV):

Workload description Multiplier Hours Total
Exam preparation 2.0 30.0h 60.0h
Homework 15.0 2.0h 30.0h
Participation in the lecture 15.0 4.0h 60.0h
Preparation 15.0 2.0h 30.0h
180.0h(~6 LP)
The Workload of the module sums up to 180.0 Hours. Therefore the module contains 6 Credits.

Description of Teaching and Learning Methods

In the lecture, the concepts and foundations are explained based in weekly presentations. The tutorial is offered as group assignments.

Requirements for participation and examination

Desirable prerequisites for participation in the courses:

Knowledge of the principles of distributed systems are required. Good programming skills are beneficial.

Mandatory requirements for the module test application:

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Module completion



Type of exam

Portfolio examination

Type of portfolio examination

100 points in total



Test elements

Name Points Categorie Duration/Extent
(Deliverable assessment) Assignments 40 practical Five weeks
(Examination) Test 60 written 60 minutes

Grading scale

Test description (Module completion)

The final exam is based on the results in the group assignments and the written test.

Duration of the Module

The following number of semesters is estimated for taking and completing the module:
1 Semester.

This module may be commenced in the following semesters:

Maximum Number of Participants

The maximum capacity of students is 120.

Registration Procedures

Will be explained in the first lecture and on

Recommended reading, Lecture notes

Lecture notes

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Electronical lecture notes

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Recommended literature
Tanenbaum, van Steen: Distributed Systems, Principles and Paradigms

Assigned Degree Programs

This module is used in the following Degree Programs (new System):


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