Fundamentals of Computer Systems

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Location:CIT 227 / Hybrid / Synchronous
Meeting Time:J hr: T,Th 1:00-2:20
Exam Group:08: 21-APR-2021 Exam Time: 02:00:00 PM
Offered this year?Yes
When Offered?Most years


Covers fundamental concepts, principles, and abstractions that underlie the design and engineering of computer systems. Students will learn how a computer works, how to write safe and performant systems software, and what systems abstractions support today’s complex, high-performance systems developed in industry. Specific topics include machine organization, systems programming and performance, key concepts of operating systems, isolation, security, virtualization, concurrent programming, and the basics of distributed systems. Combined lectures, labs, and several hands-on projects involving programming exercises in C/C++.

This course is intended for Master's students only. Undergraduates interested in taking this course must get the instructor's permission.

CRN: 26699