SCALABLE INTERNET ARCHITECTURES
George Mason University
Time and Location:
The objective of this course is to provide an in
to server class
, focusing on its use in
The course aims to p
the concepts and the protocols associate
load balancing and
an enterprise network. Additional topics will include, but are not limited
This course includes lab work
that applies concepts learned
throughout the course.
TCOM 514, 515, 529 and 590 are highly recommended to be successful in this class.
Texts and Other
by Theo Schlossnagle
Load Balancing Servers, Firewalls and Caches
by Chandra Kopparapu
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Deployment Guide
IBM Data Center Networking: Planning for virtualization and cloud computing
The Cloud at Your Service
by Jothy Rosenberg and Arthur Mateos
Homework/Research Papers: 10%
The midterm and final will include material from lectures and class/lab discussions
in addition to the required reading.
All course material, announcements and grades will be posted on the class
Blackboard page. Please
check Blackboard at least once a week to make sure that
you have the latest course information.
Location: GMU Telecom Lab
Students must be present to receive credit for labs.
Please note that the schedule may change as the semes
Introduction and Overview
Server Class Operating Systems
Understanding the network stack
Scaling, Avoiding Failures and
SIA: Chps 1,2,3
IBM: Chp 1
Load balancing: basic and advanced
LBSFC: Chps 2, 3
SIA: Chp 5
Load balancing: network design
LBSFC: Chp 4
High Availability concepts
SIA: Chp 4
Spring Break: No Class
You cannot make up the exams and you must take the final during the scheduled
ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS!!
ordinate your travel accordingly.
The integrity of the University community is affected by the individual choices made
by each of us. GMU has an
clear guidelines regarding academic
integrity. Three fundamental and rather simple principles to follow at all times are
that: (1) all work submitted be your own; (2) when using the work or ideas of
others, including fellow students, give full credit thro
ugh accurate cit
ations; and (3)
if you are uncertain about the ground rules on a particular assignment, ask for
clarification. No grade is important enough to justify academic misconduct.
Plagiarism means using the exact words, opinions, or factual information from
er person without giving the person credit. Writers give credit through
accepted documentation styles, such as parenthetical citation, footnotes, or
endnotes. Paraphrased material must also be cited, using MLA or APA format. A
simple listing of books or ar
ticles is not sufficient. Plagiarism is the equivalent of
intellectual robbery and cannot be tolerated in the academic setting. If you have any
doubts about what constitutes plagiarism, please see me.
Please note that any violation of the
will be immediately reported to Dr.
Paris and the Honor Committee without exception.
Accommodations for Disabilities:
Redundant Firewalls and Caches
LBSFC: Chps 6, 7
Monitoring an enterprise network
IBM: Chp 3
Applications and Content Distribution
LBSFC: Chp 8
Intro to Cloud Com
A look at Amazon Web Services
Emerging technologies and Wrap Up
If you are a student with a disability and you need academic accommodations,
please see me and contact the
Office for Dis
(ODS) at 993
. All academic accommodations must be arranged through
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