Spring 2021 - CMPT 300 D100

Operating Systems I (3)

Class Number: 6615

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

    Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    CMPT 225 and (CMPT 295 or (ENSC 251 and ENSC 252)).

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

This course aims to give the student an understanding of what a modern operating system is, and the services it provides. It also discusses some basic issues in operating systems and provides solutions. Topics include multiprogramming, process management, memory management, and file systems.

COURSE DETAILS:

Operating systems, being a fundamental part of any computer system, provide an environment in which users can execute their programs on the underlying computer hardware. This course explores the field of operating systems with an emphasis on basic operating systems concepts and design principles. We will cover fundamentals of operating systems such as processes, scheduling, synchronization, multiprogramming, memory management, file system and protection. Additionally, we will briefly touch on a few advanced topics like virtual machines. Students will also get a hands-on experience via multiple programming exercises. This is a programming-heavy course and basic knowledge of C and C++ programming and the UNIX environment is assumed.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

Topics

  • Operating System Structures
  • Processes and Threads
  • CPU Scheduling and Process Coordination
  • Memory Management
  • File Systems
  • I/O Systems
  • Protection

Grading

NOTES:

To be discussed in the first week of class.

Students must attain an overall passing grade on the weighted average of exams in the course in order to obtain a clear pass (C- or better).

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

  • Operating System Concepts , 9th Edition, Abraham Silberschatz, Peter Baer Galvin, Greg Gagne, J. Wiley & Sons, 2012, 9781118063330
  • Operating Systems: Three Easy Pieces, Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau, Andrea Arpaci-Dusseau, 9791156007395

Registrar Notes:

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TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2021

Teaching at SFU in spring 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).