Lecture1 - CSCE313:IntroductiontoComputerSystems Spring2011...

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CSCE 313: Introduction to Computer Systems Spring 2011 Dr. Ronnie Ward
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Logistics Instructor: Dr. Ronnie Ward Email:  ward@cse.tamu.edu Office hours: MF, 2:00PM-4PM and by appointment Office: HRBB 509D TA: Daniel Miller Email:  dmiller@neo.tamu.edu Office hours: Monday 9-11 AM, Thursday 2-4 PM Office: HRBB 502D Class webpage: http://courses.cs.tamu.edu/ward/313.s11/ 1/19/2011 2
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Logistics Textbook: UNIX Systems Programming: Communication, Concurrency and Threads,  2/E , by Kay and Steve Robbins, 2004 Other suggested readings: Computer Systems: A Programmer's Perspective, by Randal E. Bryant and  David R. O'Hallaron Operating Systems: Internals and Design Principles, 5/E by William  Stallings You are responsible for: reading the assigned portions from textbook reading related material on class handouts 3 1/19/2011
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Logistics Labs: Goal: acquire a  working knowledge  of one widely used application  interface (POSIX) to and operating system (UNIX). 3 Machine Problems: with various degrees of difficulty MP2 is Very Difficult Handed out later in semester. Start early, once handed out. Submission through CSNET. Check the Lab Manual on class website for  instructions. Homework 4 assignments; All the work is individual, Team on MP3 Late submissions: penalized with 20% credit per day. After HW/MP returned, 1 week for re-grades. 4 1/19/2011
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Logistics Assessment: Two semester tests, One final exam: 450 points All test are closed book One  hand written  8.5x11in cheat sheet, both sides allowed.  Lab: Three Machine Problems (MP): 400 points MP may have bonus points Homework: 100 points Others: 50 points Grading: A: 901 - 1000 points   B: 801 - 900 points C: 701 - 800 points D: 601 - 700 points F: 0 - 600 points 5 1/19/2011
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Logistics What is an Operating System ? What is Systems Programming ? CSCE 313 course objectives: what  system software is involved for an application program to run (on a  single node and over a network)  how  this system software is to be used At the end of the course, you will understand: What is an operating system; what are its components; why system calls;  Execution of a program; function calls; interrupts. OS application interface; file system; memory control; process control; 6 1/19/2011
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At the end of the course, you will understand: Concurrency, process synchronization, interprocess communication Memory layout of a running program.
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