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CS261 -- Graduate Operating Systems
This course offers a quantitative approach to operating system design
and evaluation. We discuss historic and current research including
extensible operating system architectures, distributed systems, and
The goal of the course is to provide students both a firm background
in operating systems research as well as an introduction ot the techniques
and methodology required to conduct systems' research.
CS61 -- Systems Programming and Machine Organization
CS 61 is an introduction to the fundamentals of computer systems
programming. Topics include C and assembly language programming,
performance analysis and improvement strategies, memory management,
caching, concurrency, threads, and synchronization.
CS 61 will help you develop the skills to write programs for the real
world, where performance and robustness really matter. It will also
prepare you for more advanced CS courses, including operating systems,
compilers and programming languages, architecture, and graphics. CS 61
is suitable for both computer science concentrators and non-concentrators.
We want CS 61 to be fun and challenging, but not necessarily to require
tons of work. Computer systems rock! |
2016: CS161 -- Operating Systems This course
covers the fundamental concepts of operating system design and
implementation. Lectures present the central ideas and concepts
and explain how they are manifested in real operating systems. The
programming assignments provide an opportunity for students to gain
experience designing and implementing parts of an actual operating system,
This year we will assume that students have already taken CS61.
This means that the workload should be somewhat lighter and more focused on
core operating systems issues, because we believe students understand aspects
of concurrency, synchronization, and systems programming.
That said, operating systems are complex, asynchronous systems
and, as such, introduce a class of bugs that most students will never have
encountered before. Implementing an operating system is challenging and
time-consuming, but it is also immensely rewarding, fun, and useful.
If you have not taken CS61 but are interested in CS161, please come see me!
|Other Courses I Sometimes Teach|
CS50 Introduction to Computer Science I
Introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science.
Algorithms: their design, specification, and analysis. Software
development: problem decomposition, abstraction, data structures,
implementation, debugging, testing. Architecture of computers:
low-level data representation and instruction processing. Computer
systems: programming languages, compilers, operating systems.
Computers in the real world: networks, security and cryptography,
artifical intelligence, social issues. Laboratory exercises include
extensive programming in the C language.
to Computer Science II
This course introduces students to functional and object-oriented programming.
We present abstract models for computational processes and their concrete
realizations. The courses uses the Scheme and C++ languages.