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MIT6.824: Distributed System


  • Offered by: MIT
  • Prerequisites: Computer Architecture, Parallel Computing
  • Programming Languages: Go
  • Difficulty: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
  • Class Hour: 200 hours

This course, the same as MIT 6.S081, comes from the renowned MIT PDOS Lab. The instructor, Professor Robert Morris, was once a famous hacker who created 'Morris', the first worm virus in the world.

Each lecture will discuss a classic paper in the field of distributed systems, teaching you the important principles and key techniques of distributed systems design and implementation. The Project is known for its difficulty. In four programming assignments, you will implement a KV-store framework step by step based on the Raft consensus algorithm, allowing you to experience the randomness and complexity to implement and debug a distributed system.

This course is so famous that you can easily have access to the project solutions on the Internet. It is highly recommended to implement the projects on your own.


Personal Resources

All the resources and assignments used by @PKUFlyingPig in this course are maintained in PKUFlyingPig/MIT6.824 - GitHub.

@OneSizeFitsQuorum has written a Lab Documentation that quite clearly describes many of the details to be considered when implementing lab 1-4 and challenge 1-2, you can read when you encounter bottlenecks ~ ~