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.
- Wed, Dec 19: Final grades have been submitted.
Final grade cutoffs: A>=90, B>=80, C>=70, D>=54
Mean courseAvg: 80/100,
Median: 85/100, Max: 97.8/100
- Tue, Dec 11: Final exam scores have been released on Autolab.
||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 4623, Alex Malyshev [Wed]
Section B: Mon 10:30-11:20, WEH 5302, Kevin Bao [Thu]
Section C: Mon 11:30-12:20, WEH 5302, Daniel Sedra [Sun]
Section D: Mon 12:30-1:20, WEH 5302, Andrew Audibert [Wed]
Section E: Mon 1:30-2:20, WEH 4623, Praveen Ramakrishnan [Mon]
Section F: Mon 1:30-2:20, WEH 5302, Joon-Sup Han [Tue]
Section G: Mon 2:30-3:20, WEH 5302, Grant Skudlarek [Tue]
Section H: Mon 3:30-4:20, WEH 5302, Adrian Trejo [Thu]
Section I: Mon 10:30-11:20, WEH 5310, Gabriel Weisz[Mon]
Section J: Mon 11:30-12:20, WEH 5310, Abraham Levkoy [Sun]
Section K: Mon 12:30-1:20, WEH 5310, Kevin Su[Tue]
Section L: Mon 1:30-2:20, WEH 5310, Siddharth Dhulipalla[Wed]
Section M: Mon 2:30-3:20, WEH 5310, Donald Huang[Thu]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit office hours (see above)
||We are not using Blackboard for this course.
| Office Hours
||Tue 3:30-5:00 (or by appt)
||Thu 3:30-4:30 (or by appt)
||See schedule (or by appt)
ECE Course Hub (HH 1112)
The ECE Course Hub, in HH 1112, will have copies of all uncollected
exams. They are open 9am-5pm Monday-Friday.