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CS 370 - Operating Systems

  • 3 credits
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The objective of this course is to understand the broad range of issues that underlie modern Operating Systems. We focus on key concepts and algorithms that are used in both commercial and open-source operating systems. This course will cover the following broad areas:

• Basic operating system terminology.
• Processes and thread management.
• Scheduling algorithms
• Memory management concepts.
• Interprocess communication.
• Synchronization
• Deadlocks and resource management
• File System and storage architecture.
• Symmetric multiprocessing.
• Virtualization

We will be covering virtualization as well. Virtual machines are used heavily in data centers and provide excellent properties such as isolation, consolidation, and support for legacy applications. We will look at Type-1 and Type-2 hypervisors.


CS 165 with a C or better; CS 270 with a C or better or ECE 251 with a C or better.

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