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
- Dec 19: The solution for the final exam is available on the exams page.
||Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu: 5:30-8:30pm 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 DH 2315
| Recitations [Office hours]
Section A: Mon 10:30-11:20, WEH 5302, Jim Cipar [Tue]
Section B: Mon 10:30-11:20, WEH 6423, Steven Fackler [Tue]
Section C: Mon 11:30-12:20, WEH 5302, Taerim Kim [Mon]
Section D: Mon 12:30-1:20, WEH 5302, Pranav Senthilnathan [Sun]
Section E: Mon 1:30-2:20, GHC 5222, Pablo Chavez [Thu]
Section F: Mon 1:30-2:20, DH 1211, Lin Xiao [Mon]
Section G: Mon 2:30-3:20, WEH 5310, Kevin Su [Thu]
Section H: Mon 3:30-4:20, PH 125C, Adrian Trejo [Thu]
Section I: Mon 10:30-11:20, GHC 4102, Gennady Pekhimenko [Wed]
Section J: Mon 11:30-12:20, WEH 4709, Serene Han [Wed]
Section K: Mon 12:30-1:20, PH A20, Rohan Aletty [Mon]
Section L: Mon 1:30-2:20, PH A18B, Alex Malyshev [Wed]
Section M: Mon 2:30-3:20, WEH 5409, Abhay Buch [Sun]
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%).
||Email to email@example.com. Visit office hours (see above)
||We are not using Blackboard for this course.
| Office Hours
||Tue 3:00-5:00 (or by appt)
||Thurs 3:30-4:30 (or by appt)
||ECE Course Management Hub (HH D-200)
||Laura will have copies of all uncollected exams in her office.