Lecture1 - About Me CS 3214 Computer Systems Systems...

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1 CS 3214 Computer Systems Godmar Back Lecture 1 About Me • Undergraduate Work at Humboldt and Technical University Berlin • PhD University of Utah • Postdoctoral Work at Stanford University 8 th Year at Virginia Tech CS 3214 Fall 2011 • 8 Year at Virginia Tech – joined August 2004, – Tenured Associate Professor since June 2010 – Designed this class; 4 rd time teaching it • Research Interests: – Systems, including Virtual Machines, Cloud Computing, Web Technology ADMINISTRIVIA CS 3214 Fall 2011 Course Facts • Meet Tuesday & Thursday: – Section 1: McB 307: 9:30am-10:45pm – Section 2: Rand 320: 12:30pm-1:45pm • Check website regularly http://courses.cs.vt.edu/~cs3214 • Use CS Forum http://www.piazza.com CS 3214 Fall 2011 Use CS Forum http://www.piazza.com • Send email to [email protected] •T A s : – Ruslan Nikolaev – Parang Saraf • All students enrolled in CS3214 have access to McB 124 (Systems Lab) Email Etiquette • Please enter your name in webmail so it appears CS 3214 Fall 2011 appears in From: line •B e coherent when you email Reading Material • Required Textbook Bryant and O’Hallaron (2 nd Edition), 2011 – Will post reading CS 3214 Fall 2011 Will post reading assignments
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2 Class Format • Lectures •E x am s – 1 Midterm – 1 Final (Comprehensive) Exams are only offered at the announced time. CS 3214 Fall 2011 Missed exams result in zero score. • Programming Projects x e r c i se s • Please read the syllabus for late policy Grading • Tentative breakdown (subject to change): – 12.5% Midterm – 22.5% Final – 42.5% Projects – 22.5% Exercises • Not grading on standard scale; grade will be based on a curve of students attempting this course CS 3214 Fall 2011 curve of students attempting this course: – Median typically between B and C – Grading on a curve means every assignment is important, doing “just enough” is a strategy bound to result in a low grade – Calibrated not just by students in this cohort, but also past offerings
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