CS 599 Thesis Research/Writing Spring 2014 Instructor: Zhonghang Xia Office: COHH 4141 Office Hours: M 8:30am-11:00am, TR 9:30am- 11:00am, 1:00pm-3:00pm, other time by appointment Phone: (270) 745-6459 URL: www.wku.edu/~zhonghang.xia E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Students will develop a distributed service system to handle users requests in a widely distributed manner. Cloud computing has shown its advantages for Internet product development and activity. As users spread over large numbers of machines, with no single machine having more than a "shard" of the big picture, cloud computing enables service processing in parallel. The research work focuses on algorithm, system, and software design. The approach makes use of the cloud computing infrastructure to support a variety of activities, such as Web search, photo post, or finding driving direction with Google Maps, etc. The research will also evaluate the efficiency of the system by measuring the network traffic, server load, and response time. The student must complete the writing of the thesis according to college/university guidelines and meet listed deadlines.