MET CS 575 -- Operating Systems -- Summer I, 2008
(Mon, Wed 6:00 - 9:30 PM, Main Campus)
Suresh Kalathur, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Boston University Metropolitan College
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The course starts with an overview of operating system characteristics, design objectives, and structures. Topics include concurrent processes, coordination of asynchronous events, file systems, resource sharing, memory management, scheduling, and deadlock problems. Operating system protection and security topics are also covered. Two modern operating systems case studies will be extensively studied.
Text books & Resources
Operating System Concepts, Seventh Edition, A. Silberschatz,
P. Galvin. G. Gagne,
John Wiley, 2005. ISBN: 0-471-69466-5 (Required Text book; Sixth Edition will also work)
Schaum's Outline of Operating Systems, J. A. Harris, J. Cordani,
McGraw-Hill, 2001. ISBN: 0071364358 (Reference Text book)
Various online materials
Course Schedule (Tentative)
|1||May 21 (Wed)||Introduction, Computer-System Structures, Operating-System Structures|
|2||May 28 (Wed)||Process Management (Processes, Threads, CPU Scheduling)|
|May 30 (Fri)||Process Management (Synchronization, Deadlocks)|
|3||Jun 2 (Mon)||Storage Management (Memory Management, Virtual memory)|
|Jun 4 (Wed)||File Systems|
|4||Jun 9 (Mon)||Mid Term|
|Jun 11 (Wed)||I/O systems|
|5||Jun 16 (Mon)||Distributed Systems|
|Jun 18 (Wed)||Protection and Security|
|6||Jun 23 (Mon)||Case Studies|
|Jun 25 (Wed)||Final Exam|
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The actual grade will be determined based on the performance in the home works, mid term, and the final exam. The percentage of each component relative to the total grade is: Homeworks (40%), Mid Term (30%), and Final Exam (30%)