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WiSe 2020/21 - WiSe 2020/21


Cloud Computing


Kao, Odej




Fakultät IV

Institut für Telekommunikationssysteme

34331500 FG Distributed and Operating Systems (DOS)

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TEL 12-5

Thamsen, Lauritz


Learning Outcomes

Students possess knowledge about the central concepts and technologies of cloud computing at a theoretical and a practical level. They also understand user requirements and current solutions in this area.


The module starts with presenting the fundamental concepts and technologies used for operating virtualized data centers, focusing on system virtualization (virtual machines) and OS-level virtualization (containers). Subsequently, the module presents central ideas, systems, and practices for efficiently managing virtual resources. Finally, it discusses programming scalable and fault-tolerant cloud applications at the different levels of abstractions of cloud platforms. All lectures first present general concepts before discussing cases studies in form of specific solutions of leading companies in the cloud sector. The presented theory is further complemented by the practical tutorials and exercises. The lectures include: hardware virtualization, containers, cluster resource management, container orchestration, Infrastructure as Code, DevOps, continuous delivery, cloud application architectures, load balancing, partitioning, replication, consistency models, data-intensive applications, high-level cloud platforms, Serverless computing, and emerging computing paradigms beyond a single data center.

Module Components


All Courses are mandatory.

Course NameTypeNumberCycleLanguageSWSVZ
Cloud ComputingIV0432 L 135WiSeNo information4

Workload and Credit Points

Cloud Computing (IV):

Workload descriptionMultiplierHoursTotal
180.0h(~6 LP)
Exam preparation2.030.0h60.0h
Participation in the lecture15.04.0h60.0h
The Workload of the module sums up to 180.0 Hours. Therefore the module contains 6 Credits.

Description of Teaching and Learning Methods

The lecture presents, discusses, and exemplifies central concepts and technologies. The lecture takes place on a weekly basis. The tutorials and exercises are offered as group assignments.

Requirements for participation and examination

Desirable prerequisites for participation in the courses:

Knowledge of the principles of distributed systems and good programming skills are required.

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

(Deliverable assessment) Assignments50practicalfive assignments
(Examination) Test50written60 minutes

Grading scale

Test description (Module completion)

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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 www.cit.tu-berlin.de.

Recommended reading, Lecture notes

Lecture notes

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Electronical lecture notes

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Recommended literature
Tanenbaum: Modern Operating Systems
Tanenbaum, van Steen: Distributed Systems, Principles and Paradigms
Kleppmann: Designing Data-Intensive Applications

Assigned Degree Programs

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

Studiengang / StuPOStuPOsVerwendungenErste VerwendungLetzte Verwendung
This module is not used in any degree program.


Further informationen on www.cit.tu-berlin.de.