Fourth Quiz
Posted 15 Nov 2005 by herman

The fourth (and last) quiz is on Wednesday 16th / Thursday 17th November.

The material for the quiz is from Chapters 2 and 3 of the NDC text and from lecture topics:

  1. Virtual Circuit networks -- basic concepts and properties.
  2. Parallel Programming -- the three basic styles (result-oriented approach, agenda-oriented approach, specialist approach). Barrier synchronization and locking.
  3. Tuple Spaces -- how they effectively substitute for message-oriented networks, how the primitives (in, inp, rd, rdp, out) can be used in parallel programming.
  4. Fault Tolerance -- masking vs nonmasking styles, reactive vs nonreactive programs, transaction-oriented request programming.

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