15-213 (18-213): Introduction to Computer Systems (ICS)
The ICS course provides a programmer's view of how computer systems
execute programs, store information, and communicate. It enables
students to become more effective programmers, especially in dealing
with issues of performance, portability and robustness. It also
serves as a foundation for courses on compilers, networks, operating
systems, and computer architecture, where a deeper understanding of
systems-level issues is required. Topics covered include:
machine-level code and its generation by optimizing compilers,
performance evaluation and optimization, computer arithmetic, memory
organization and management, networking technology and protocols,
and supporting concurrent computation.
Prerequisites: 15-122 or 15-123
- May 8: Final notes sheet now available on exams page
- Mar 3: Office hours are cancelled from Tuesday, March 6, through Thursday, March 8
- Feb 28: Midterm notes sheet now available on exams page
- Feb 27: Midterm Exam on March 6th in McConomy Auditorium during normal class time.
- Jan 17: New semester starts!
|Email / Forum
||Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu; 6:00pm - 8:00pm -- WEH 5207
|| Lecture schedule, slides, recitation notes, readings, and code
|| Details of assignments, due dates, and policies
|| Information about quizzes, exams, and final
| Lab Machines
|| Instructions for using the lab machines
|| Additional course resources
||See the course syllabus for details (below is just a few overview bits).
||TR 1:30-2:50 GHC 4401
| Recitations [Office hours]
Section A: Mon 9:30-10:20, WEH 5302, Dong Bae Jun [Wed, 7-8]
Section B: Mon 10:30-11:20, GHC 5222, Kevin Waugh [Mon, 6-7]
Section C: Mon 11:30-12:20, WEH 5302, Taylor Nebel [Wed, 6-7]
Section D: Mon 12:30-1:20, WEH 5302, Julian Shun [Tue, 6-7]
Section E: Mon 1:30-2:20, WEH 5302, Prashant Sridhar [Tue, 7-8]
Section F: Mon 2:30-3:20, WEH 5302, Jayant Krishnamurthy [Thu, 6-7]
Section G: Mon 3:30-4:20, WEH 5302, Taerim Kim [Thu, 7-8]
Section H: Mon 3:30-4:20, WEH 5320, Grant Skudlarek [Mon, 7-8]
Randal E. Bryant and David R. O'Hallaron,
Computer Systems: A Programmer's Perspective, Second Edition, Prentice Hall, 2011
Brian W. Kernighan and Dennis M. Ritchie,
The C Programming Language, Second Edition, Prentice Hall, 1988
|| 12 units
||Composed from total lab performance (50%) and total exam performance (50%). |
||There are 7 labs, not evenly weighted. See
the assignments page for
||There is one midterm exam, in class, closed book (20%).
There is a final exam, in class, closed book (30%).
||Post on or Piazza Visit office hours (see above)
||We are not using Blackboard for this course.
| Office Hours
|| Tue 10:30am-11:30am (or by appt)
|| Mon 2:00pm-3:00pm (or by appt)
||ECE Course Management Hub (HH D-200)
||Laura will have copies of all uncollected exams in her office.