Time and Place: Thursday 4:30~7:10pm at Art and Design Building, Room 2026
Instructor: Dr. Xinyuan (Frank) Wang
Office: Room 5331, Engineering Building
Office phone: (703) 993-9461
Office hours: Thursday 3:00~4:25PM or by appointment
Email: xwangc at gmu dot edu
Course Website: http://cs.gmu.edu/~xwangc/teaching/CS471
Teaching Assistant: Arda Gumusalan
Office hours: TBD at the Engineering Building Room TBD
This course introduces the basic concepts, design principles and implementation of modern operating systems. Specifically, it will cover process/thread management, concurrency and synchronization, memory organization and management, file system, I/O, and security issues.
Grade of C or better in CS310 and (CS367 or ECE 445) or permission by the instructor.
The students are expected to have solid background in data structure and computer system internals. Proficiency in C programming is essential in order to be successful in the course projects.
Class Schedule (click to see)
Class schedule is tentative and subject to change. Please check frequently.
Homework and Programming Assignments
Late submissions will be have 10% penalty for each dat past due. There will be no early exams and make-up exams are strongly discouraged.
The final grade is computed according to the following rules:
· A+: >= 95%; A: [90%, 95%); A-: [85%, 90%)
· B+: [80%, 85%); B: [75%, 80%); B-: [70%, 75%)
· C+: [66%, 70%); C: [63%, 66%); C-: [60%, 63%)
· D+: [56%, 60%); D:[53%, 56%); D-: [50%, 53%)
· F: < 50%.
All students are required to follow all university, school and department policies regarding academic integrity. Violation of the Honor Code will result in a grade of F for the course, as well as any penalties imposed by the university and/or the CS department.
If you have a documented learning disability or other condition that may affect academic performance you should: 1) make sure this documentation is on file with the Office of Disability Services (SUB I, Rm. 222; 703-993-2474; www.gmu.edu/student/drc) to determine the accommodations you need; and 2) talk with me to discuss your accommodation needs. All academic accommodations must be arranged through the ODS.
This course contains materials provided by Dr. Hakan Aydin (GMU), Dr. Haining Wang (College of William and Mary)