
15213 Introduction to Computer Systems (ICS): Exams
 There are two online exams: a midterm and a final.
 All exams are closed book, closed notes.
 However, you may bring one (1) doublesided 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of notes,
which can be handwritten or typed, to the midterm, and you may
bring two (2) doublesided 8 1/2 x 11 sheets of notes to the final.
 Your note sheet may not contain any preworked problems.
 You may also bring blank scratch paper, but you are not permitted to use a
calculator or any other electronic aid.
 There will be questions similar to previous exams, questions that
will test your understanding of the lab material, and new types of
questions.
Final Exam  Mon Dec 9 to Fri Dec 13

The final will be delivered online over a span of 5 days in a set of
proctored networkisolated clusters. You'll be able to take the exam
at your convenience any of the following days and times:
 Mon Dec 9
 GHC 5201: 10am  10pm
 GHC 4301: 10am  10pm
 Tue Dec 10
 GHC 5201: 10am  10pm
 GHC 4301: 10am  10pm
 Wed Dec 11
 GHC 5201: 10am  10pm
 GHC 4301: 10am  10pm
 Thu Dec 12
 GHC 5201: 10am  10pm
 GHC 4301: 10am  3pm
 Fri Dec 13
 GHC 5201: 10am  10pm
 GHC 4301: 10am  10pm
 Sat Dec 14
 GHC 5201: 10am  10pm
 GHC 4301: 10am  10pm
 The nominal time for the exam is two hours, but students will
have 6 hours to complete the exam if they need the extra
time. However, if you need extra time, please be sure to show up with
enough time left in the exam window.
 You are responsible for everything in Chapters 13 and Chapters
612 in your textbook. You can expect questions on topics such as,
but not limited to, floating point, assembly, stacks, caches, VM
address translation, process control, Unix I/O, concurrency, and
synchronization.
 To study, read each chapter three times, work the practice
problems, and do problems from previous exams:
Midterm Exam  Wed Oct 16 to Sun Oct 20

The midterm will be delivered online over a span of 5 days in a set of
proctored networkisolated clusters. You'll be able to take the exam
at your convenience any of the following days and times:
 Wednesday 16 OCT
 Thursday 17 OCT
 Friday 18 OCT
 Saturday 19 OCT
 GHC 4307 10am  10pm (25 seats)
 GHC 5201 10am  10pm (25 seats)
 GHC 5208 10am  10pm (14 seats)
 Sunday 20 OCT
 GHC 4307 10am  10pm (25 seats)
 GHC 5201 10am  10pm (25 seats)
 GHC 5208 10am  10pm (14 seats)
 The nominal time for the exam is 80 minutes, but students will
have 4 hours to complete the exam if they need the extra time.
 You are responsible for everything in Chapters 13 and Chapter
6 in your textbook.
 Your TAs will hold an exam review during recitation on
Monday, Oct 14.
 To study, read each chapter three times, work the practice
problems, and do problems from previous exams. Note that in previous
years, Chapter 6 (memory hierarchy) was covered by Exam 2:
Exam 1:
Exam 2:

