||Lecture and Readings||Readings
(Done before the class)
|1||Tuesday, May 8, 2018||Lecture 1 - An Overview of Computer Systems||
ostep ch. 1 and 2
|2||Tuesday, May 15, 2018||Lecture 2 - The C Programming Language and C Data Structures|
|3||Tuesday, May 22, 2018||Lecture 3 - Assembly and Machine Representation|
|4||Tuesday, May 29, 2018||Lecture 4 - Compilers and Linkers|
|5||Tuesday, June 5, 2018||Lecture 5 - Processor and Processes|
|6||Tuesday, June 12, 2018||Lecture 6 - The Memory Hierarchy|
|7||Tuesday, June 19, 2018||Lecture 7 - Virtual Memory and Dynamic Memory Allocation|
|8||Tuesday, June 26, 2018||Lecture 8 - Concurrency|
|9||Tuesday, July 3, 2018||Lecture 9 - Optimizations and Parallelism with SIMD|
|10||Tuesday, July 10, 2018||Lecture 10 - OpenMP/GPUs|
|11||Tuesday, July 17, 2018||Lecture 11 - Operating Systems and xv6|
|12||Tuesday, July 24, 2018||Lecture 12 - Full Project Work Day (Schedulers and Networking)|
|13||Tuesday, July 31, 2018||Lecture 13 - Quiz|
|14||Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018||Lecture 14 - TRACE/Hand Back Exams/Instrumentation/Class Photo|
In short, we will be diving into many low level components of computer systems. This course is heavily project based, meaning we will be working on real world systems. This is also a graduate level course which means we will be reading both current and foundational research papers.
Registrar Description: Studies the structure, components, design, implementation, and internal operation of computer systems, focusing mainly on the operating system level. Reviews computer hardware and architecture including the arithmetic and logic unit, and the control unit. Covers current operating system components and construction techniques including the memory and memory controller, I/O device management, device drivers, memory management, file system structures, and the user interface. Introduces distributed operating systems. Discusses issues arising from concurrency and distribution, such as scheduling of concurrent processes, interprocess communication and synchronization, resource sharing and allocation, and deadlock management and resolution. Includes examples from real operating systems. Exposes students to the system concepts through programming exercises. Requires admission to MS program or completion of all transition courses.
By the end of this course, you will be ready to:
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