Fundamentals of Computer Systems
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Covers the fundamental concepts, principles, and abstractions that underlie the design and engineering of computer systems. Topics include modularity, virtualization, communications, atomicity, fault tolerance, security, and performance. Combined lectures and presentation and discussion of case studies, influential papers as well as current literature for comparison and contrast. Several hands-on or written assignments. Prerequisities: CSCI 0310 and 0320, or permission of the instructor. Enrollment limited to 30.