This course provides an introduction to computer systems from a programmer's perspective.
Topics include machine-level representation of data and programs, linking and loading, processes,
virtual memory and memory allocation.
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
Grade of C or better in CS 262 (or CS 222) and in ECE 301, 303, 331, or 445.
The required textbook for this class is Computer Systems: A Programmer's Perspective by Randal Bryant and David O'Hallaron (Prentice Hall, Second Edition).
The grade for the course will be based on the following components:
(i) Homework Assignments (10%)
(ii) Lab Assignments (30%)
(iii) two equally weighted semester Exams (35%)
(iv) Final exam (25%)
All exams are closed book.
You are expected to abide by the University's honor code and the CS Department's Honor Code and Academic Integrity Policies during the semester. Any violation of the honor code will result in an F for the class.
All handouts and other course material will be available on blackboard
You must obtain an IT&E labs
account if you do not already have one. Your programs will need to
execute correctly on this IT&E system since that
system will be used while grading your projects.