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Unformatted text preview: General Information COP 4600 - Operating Systems. Fall 2009: Tu, Th 4:30-5:45 PM, HEC 117 Instructor: Dan C. Marinescu Office Hours: TU, Th 3-4 PM. Office Location: HEC 439B. TA: Chen Yu. Email: [email protected] TA’s office: HEC 354. TA’s office hours: M-W 1:00 - 3:00. PM Final Exam: Thursday December 10, 2009, 4:00 - 6:50. PM Course Objectives : We have revised the COT 4600 class for the Fall 2009 semester to give the students a fresh look at basic principles guiding the design and implementation of operating systems. The focus of the class is switched from the discussion on “how” operating systems are implemented to the identification of the most important questions the designer of an operating system has to address and “why” a solution is better than others. Another major departure from the more traditional approach in covering operating systems is the emphasize on perfor- mance; several lectures cover computer system performance analysis. We also emphasize the “big picture” the relationship of operating systems with other subjects from undergraduate curriculum including: computer architecture/computer organization, programming languages, algorithms, networking, databases, modelling and performance analysis. This course covers topics on the engineering of computer software and hardware systems: techniques for control- ling complexity; strong modularity using client-server design, virtual memory, and threads; networks; atomicity and coordination; performance. The discussion is anchored in reality and abstract subjects are followed by an in depth analysis of case studies....
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- Fall '08
- Operating Systems, Virtual memory, big picture