Summer 2020

Covers how programs are represented and executed by modern computers, including low level machine representations of programs and data, an understanding of how computer components and the memory hierarchy influence performance.


Operating systems are an essential part of every computing system and play a major role in determining the performance and usability of the system. This course is an introductory course covering the fundamental concepts in the design, implementation and evaluation of an operating system. While the field of operating systems has been undergoing rapid change, the fundamental concepts remain firmly clear.  This course covers these fundamental concepts comprised of device management, process management, memory management and network management.