• Course Number: 16:198:518
  • Course Type: Graduate
  • Semester 1: Fall
  • Semester 2: Spring
  • Credits: 3
  • Description:

    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.)
  • Topics:

    Computer organization
    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).