course information

Classes: MW 5-7 pm, CLA 0.130
Instructor:
Jan S. Rellermeyer
Tel 512-286-6780
Email jrellerm_at_cs.utexas.edu
Office Hours MW TBD, GDC 5.430
 
Discussion Sections:
50750 M 9-11am, WEL 3.260
50755 M 12-2pm, JGB 2.202
50760 M 3-5pm, JES A215A
 
TAs:
TBD
Email TBD
Office Hours TBD
 
 
Overview: An introduction to low-level software abstractions with an emphasis on the connection of these abstractions to underlying computer hardware. Key abstractions include threads, dynamic memory allocation, protection, and IO. Requires writing of synchronized multithreaded programs.
 
Grading:
Homework 10%
Two Midterm Exams 15% each
Final Exam 30%
Labs/Project 30%
 
  Midterm Exam 1: TBD (in class)
  Midterm Exam 2: TBD (in class)
  Final Exam: TBD
 
Textbooks: Thomas Anderson and Mike Dahlin: Operating Systems: Principles and Practice (OSPP)
Randal E. Bryant and David R. O’Halloran: Computer Systems: A Programmer’s Perspective (CSPP)
 
Additional Information:
Piazza Page [link]
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schedule

Date Topic Additional Material Assignment
Wed 08/26/2015 Introduction and Motivation
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