COM 1317 Transaction Processing Systems - Spring 2002 - General Information
Professor Futrelle -- College of Computer Science, Northeastern U., Boston, MA
(Version of 3/28/2002)
Course description, from the catalogue:
COM 1317 Transaction Processing Systems -- 4 QH
Focuses on the concepts and practice of modern transaction
processing systems in a distributed setting. Describes the
overall architecture of systems such as TP monitor, recovery
manager, log manager, and lock manager. Discusses the
principles of DO/UNDO/REDO logging such as the write-ahead log
rule and the force log-on-commit rule. Describes compensation
log records, checkpoint and restart recovery procedures,
two-phase commit, lock tables, granularity of locking, and
4 QH credit
Prerequisite: COM 1201, COM 1130, COM 1315.
- Northeastern University, and the
College of Computer Science, Boston, MA.
- Professor Robert P. Futrelle
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- Course Syllabus and Calendars:
- See the separate page for the detailed
Course Syllabus and Calendar for COM1317 Spring 2002.
Principles of Transaction Processing for the Systems Professional
by Philip A. Bernstein and Eric Newcomer
(Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 1996)
- Personal Help:
- If you need help at any time, find me in my office, call, or send
email, or ask in class to set up an appointment. My office hours and normal
advising hours are Thursdays, 3:30-5:30.
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- Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:35-2:40pm (Sequence 4). Room 201(?) Forsyth
- Quizzes and Exams:
- There will be three short quizzes, as well as a Midterm and a Final.
All are closed-book, no calculators.
- The grading policy will be posted early in the quarter.
- Honors Adjunct Programming Project
- There is a special Honors programming project
for this course. It replaces the normal assignments (which are all
written) but does not replace the tests. It involves creating your
own transaction system using Java RMI client-server technology.
- Course mailing list and archives
- There will be a course mailing list (listserve) set up for
everyone in the class to use.
The list and its archives will be private, accessible only to
COM1317 class members. Of course you can send mail privately to
Professor Futrelle also.
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