University of Texas at San                                                                 AntonioOperating System        ...
University of Texas at San                                                                            Antonio1. Homework  ...
University of Texas at San                                                                   Antonio                      ...
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  1. 1. University of Texas at San AntonioOperating System Hours M,W 2:00-3:00 PM Spring, 2011 Contact person Prosunjit Biswas Position Teaching Assistant Contact hours: By appointment Office phone: 210 548 8883 E-mail: Prosun.csedu@gmail.com Course Web page: cs.utsa.edu/student/~pbiswas Prerequisites: Undergraduate Operating System CS 3065COURSE DESCRIPTIONThis course covers the principles of operating systems theory and practice as well as distributedoperating systems. Fundamental concepts such as processes and threads, synchronization andconcurrency, communication, remote method invocation, security, distributed file systems and nameservices will be presentedCOURSE OBJECTIVES • Enhance the understanding for the key operating system concepts (such as process, thread and memory management); • Develop an understanding of distributed systems and the important issues in their design; • Develop a working knowledge of the infrastructure required to support distributed systems (inter-process communication and internetworking); • Understand how applications are evolving to use distributed system support; • Improve system-development and technical writing skills; • Learn and/or improve team work and oral discussion skills;COURSE TOPICS 1. Process and memory management: 2. Networks and Communication 3. Security 4. Advanced Operating systemEVALUATION AND GRADING 1
  2. 2. University of Texas at San Antonio1. Homework 20% You have to present the assigned homework on last working day of every week.2. Quizzes 10% There will be two quizzes best of which will be counted.3. Final exam 30% The final exam will be comprehensive and entirely conceptual.4. Attendance 10% Expect you all achieve this points.5 Projects 30% You will be given 2/3 projects on course topics.TOTAL 100% 1 No early and makeup exams will be given except with university sanctioned excuses. No late submission of projects will be accepted except with prior instructor consent. Reading the material prior to class and participation in the class discussion is highly encouraged. Assignment for the final letter grade will base on the following ranges: A: >= 90% , B: >= 80% , C: >=70% ,D: >=60% ,F: <60%REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS • Required textbook: Distributed Systems: Principles and Paradigms, 2nd edition. by Andrew S. Tanenbaum and Maarten Van Steen (TS); ISBN: 0-13-239227-5 • Recommended for reference: Operating System Concepts, by Silberschatz, Galvin and Gagne (SGG); ISBN: 0-471-69466-5 Recommended for reference: Distributed Systems: Concepts and Design 4th ed. by G. Coulouris, J. Dollimore and T. Kindberg (CDK); ISBN: 0-321-26354-5CLASSROOM RULES OF CONDUCT 1. Turn off cell phones. 2. Food and beverages are not permitted in the classroom. 3. Class lab time is expected to be spent on lab work. Lab time is not free time. 4. Participate fully and share your ideas. Share “air time” with other students. 5. Check the blackboard for course instruction on the fly. COURSE SCHEDULE PLAN DATE DAY TOPIC/ACTIVITY Feb 1 Mon Introduction to Operating System Ref Book : SGG Feb 3 Wed Process Management Ref Book : SGG Feb 7 Mon Process Management Application , Homework Feb 10 Wed Memory Management Feb 14 Mon Memory management Application & Simulation , 1st Project 2
  3. 3. University of Texas at San Antonio COURSE SCHEDULE PLAN Feb 20 Wed Network & Communication Feb 20 Wed Network & Communication, Homework Feb 2 Wed Network & Communication Feb 28 Mon Review March 2 Wed Final ExamONLINE RESOURCES: 1. http://freevideolectures.com/Course/2398/Operating-Systems-and-System-Programming- Fall-2009 2. http://www.learnerstv.com/Free-Computers-Video-lectures-ltv033-Page1.htm 3. http://www.cosmolearning.com/courses/operating-systems-and-system- programming-326/video-lectures/Note: The course schedule plan, course material and all others related to this course is subject to change.In such case you will be notified before the change is taken to action.Acknowledgement: The content of this syllabus is prepared with help from the syllabus of Prof. DakaiZhu of UTSA. The design format is adapted from the Internet. 3

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