16:198:518 - Operating Systems Design
- Course Number: 16:198:518
- Course Type: Graduate
- Semester 1: Fall
- Semester 2: Spring
- Credits: 3
To convey a thorough understanding of the basics of an operating system by studying techniques and algorithms for providing services in a computer system, and to understand implementation aspects of popular systems by means of case studies.
This course counts as category B for M.Sc. degree requirement. This course does NOT count as category B for Ph.D. students
- M.S. Course Category: Systems/Networks
- Category: B (M.S.)
Process management, synchronization, scheduling and deadlocks
Memory management, virtual memory
I/0 management, file systems,
Queuing theory, performance evaluation
Case studies of UNIX
- Expected Work: Homework assignments, programming assignments
- Exams: 2 hourlies and a final exam
- Learning Goals:
Computer Science majors ...
- will be prepared to contribute to a rapidly changing field by acquiring a thorough grounding in the core principles and foundations of computer science (e.g., techniques of program design, creation, and testing; key aspects of computer hardware; algorithmic principles).
- will acquire a deeper understanding on (elective) topics of more specialized interest, and be able to critically review, assess, and communicate current developments in the field.
- will be prepared for the next step in their careers, for example, by having done a research project (for those headed to graduate school), a programming project (for those going into the software industry), or some sort of business plan (for those going into startups).