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.

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.

Covers the primary problem solving strategies, methods and tools needed for data-intensive programs using large collections of computers typically called "warehouse scale" or "data-center scale" computers. Examines methods and algorithms for processing data-intensive applications, methods for deploying and managing large collections of computers in an on-demand infrastructure and issues of large-scale computer system design. Recommended prerequisite: CSCI 4273. Same as CSCI 5253.