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.
Please note that courses for which a student has received a grade of D cannot be used to satisfy prerequisite requirements.
Process management, synchronization, scheduling and deadlocks
Memory management, virtual memory
I/0 management, file systems,
Queuing theory, performance evaluation
Case studies of UNIX
Homework assignments, programming assignments
- 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).