Welcome to "CS-G112 COMP SYSTMS 43011 SEC01 Fall 2008"!
Studies the structure, components, design, implementation, and internal operation of computer systems, focusing mainly on the operating system level. Briefly reviews computer hardware and architecture, including the arithmetic and logic unit, and the control unit. Covers current operating system components and construction techniques, including the memory and memory controller, I/O device management, device drivers, memory management, file system structures, and the user interface. Introduces distributed operating systems, discusses issues arising from concurrency and distribution, such as scheduling of concurrent processes, interprocess communication and synchronization, resource sharing and allocation, deadlock management and resolution. Includes examples from real operating systems. Will expose students to the system concepts through programming exercises.