Datacenter Networks & Systems

CS 8803, Georgia Tech, Spring 2024



Datacenters are the infrastructure that supports most modern applications. In this course, we will cover many aspects of datacenter operations from applications and their performance requirements, to systems, protocols, and hardware that deliver such performance. We will also explore the different systems needed to allow for sharing resources of such large-scale infrastructure.



Course Conduct
The standard of conduct in this class is the GT Code of Honor (here) and we should all follow the GT Student-Faculty Expectations (here).
Late Policy
For every late day, students lose 10% of the grade for the late assignment with a maximum of two days.
Policy on Collaboration Between Students
Feel free (indeed, you are encouraged) to ask questions on Piazza or offline about assigned readings and projects. Feel free (indeed, you are encouraged) to answer each other's questions.
Respect for Diversity
It is my intent that students from all diverse backgrounds and perspectives be well served by this course. All people have the right to be addressed and referred to in accordance with their personal identity. Your suggestions are encouraged and appreciated. Please let me know ways to improve the effectiveness of the course for you personally or for other students or student groups. In addition, if any of our class meetings conflict with your religious events, please let me know so that we can make arrangements for you. GT offers support for students with specific identities (e.g. LGBTQIA Center, OMED, and Women’s Resource Center), study supports (Tutoring and Academic Support and the Communication Center), mental health resources (CARE), food banks and food security resources (STAR), and resources for veterans, service members, and their families.
Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
If you are a student with learning needs that require special accommodation, contact the Office of Disability Services at (404) 894-2563 or, as soon as possible, to make an appointment to discuss your special needs and to obtain an accommodations letter. Please also email me as soon as possible in order to set up a time to discuss your learning needs.