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Course No.: CS 622 Instructor: C. Edward Chow
Class Time: MW 3:05-4:20pm Office Address: ENS 186
Class Room: ENS 105 Office Hour: MW: 2:30-3pm, 4:30-5pm, R: 5-6pm
Office Phone: 262-3110 Email:

Course Objective:

Course Outline (With links to the viewgraphs):
See the attached tentative schedule.
Class Announcement:
Reservation web page for HW#3 LCS Rule Module lab exercises is ready!
The net aliase I set up will send emails to your You need to set up a .foward file with email address to the mail server which you read your emails. Make sure you do not forward the email back to I have sent a few emails to If you did not see it, you should login to to read it and set up the .forward file.
Class Album:
CS622 S2001 Class Photo Album and web pages (to be constructed).
CS622 S99 Class Photo Album and web pages.
This allows us to share research and project interests.
To help create the class photo album: Note that your login on will be the first and middle initial concatenated with the first six characters of your last name.  If you do not have accessed to a scanner, please bring the photo in our next class time and I will scan it for you, then return it to you. I may bring in a digital camera for the photo next class time.
Grades: Student Semester Projects: Text: Related Links & Resources
Table 1: CS622 Distributed Networks Tentative Schedule
Date Chapter Topics Format Assignment
W 1/17
Introduction to Content Switch Design
Content Switch paper by Apostolopoulos et al
ppt, pdf HW#1: due 2/5
M 1/22
H, C7
Internet Network Measurement, Network Restoration, Routing ppt, pdf HW#2: due 2/12
M 1/29
C7, 8
Multicast Routing, TCP/IP HW#3: due 2/19
M 2/5
Linux Networking and related kernel    
M 2/12
Linux-based Content Switch Design  HW#4: due 3/5
M 2/19
Intel IXP Network Processor and related IDE    
M 2/26
MLPS, IS, RSVP, Differential Services. HW#5: due 3/7
M 3/5
Overview of widea area network design
Erlang, 2 node voice network design
ppt, pdf, ps  
M 3/12
3 node data network design ppt HW#6: due 4/6
M 3/19   Midterm: Open book, open note, bring calculator    
M 3/26
Spring Break, 3/26-4/1    
M 4/2
W3, 4
Graph Theory, Traffic and Cost Generators  
M 4/9
Access network design ppt HW#7: due 4/13
M 4/16
Multispeed Access Design,
Multicenter Local Access Design
ppt HW#8: due 4/20
M 4/23
Mesh Network Design ppt  
M 4/30   Student Presentations, Review of Final Exam. ppt Project report due 5/2
W 5/9   1:40-4:10pm Final Exam Note that the starting  time is different from our regular class time.   Open book, open note, bring calculator

H: handout; Cn: Chapters in Communication Network textbook; Wn: Chapters in Wide Area Network Design textbook.