15-213/18-213: Introduction to Computer Systems

Notes on links

  • pptx links are to Powerpoint versions of the lectures
  • pdf links are to Adobe Acrobat versions of the lectures
  • code links are to directories containing code used for class demonstrations
  • video links are to lectures given in spring 2019.
  • tar links are to archive files in TAR format. Use the tar command on a linux machine to unpack these
Date Lecture/Recitation Lec   Reading   Labs

May 25 Overview (pdf, code, video) bpr 1
May 26 Bits and Bytes (pdf, video) bpr 2.1
May 27 Linux/Git Bootcamp (video) TAs
May 28 Integers (pdf, video) bpr 2.2-2.3 L1 (datalab) out

June 1 Floating Point (pdf, video) bpr 2.4
June 2 Machine Prog: Basics (pdf, video) bpr 3.1-3.5
June 3 Machine Prog: Control (pdf, video) bpr 3.6
June 4 Bomblab/GDB Recitation (video) TAs L1 due, L2 (bomblab) out

Jun 8 Machine Prog: Procedures (pdf, video) bpr 3.7
Jun 9 Machine Prog: Data (pdf, video) bpr 3.8-3.9
Jun 10 Machine Prog: Advanced (pdf, video) bpr 3.10

June 15 Attacklab Revisited (pdf , video) TAs L2 due, L3 (attacklab) out
June 16 The Memory Hierarchy (pdf, video) bpr 6.1-6.3
June 17 Cache Memories (pdf, video) bpr 6.4-6.7
June 18 Juneteenth - No classes

June 21 L3 due, L4 (cachelab) out
June 22 C Bootcamp (pdf, video) TAs
June 23 Code Optimization (pdf, video) bpr 5
June 24 Design and Debugging (pdf, video) bpr

June 29 Dynamic Memory Allocation: Basic (pdf, video) bpr 9.9 L4 due, L5 (malloclab) out
June 30 Dynamic Memory Allocation: Advanced (pdf, video) bpr 9.10-9.12

July 6 Malloc Bootcamp (pdf, video) TAs
July 7 Linking (pdf, video) bpr 7 malloclab checkpoint due

July 14 Virtual Memory: Concepts (pdf, video) bpr 9.1-9.6
July 15 Virtual Memory: Systems (pdf, video) bpr 9.7-9.8
July 16 ECF: Exceptions & Processes (pdf, video) bpr 8.1-8.4

July 20 L5 due, L6 (tshlab) out
July 21 ECF: Signals & Nonlocal Jumps (pdf, video) bpr 8.5-8.8
July 23 System-Level I/O (pdf, <video) bpr 10

July 27 Network Programming (Part I) (pdf, video) bpr 11.1-11.3
July 28 Network Programming (Part II) (pdf, video) bpr 11.4
July 29 Concurrency (pdf, video) bpr 12.1-12.3
July 30 L6 Due, L7 (proxylab) out

Aug 3 Synchronization: Basic (pdf, video) bpr 12.4, 12.5.1-3
Aug 4 Synchronization: Advanced (pdf, video) bpr 12.5.4-5, 12.7-8
Aug 5 Thread-Level Parallelism (pdf, video) bpr 12.6
Aug 6 TAs proxylab checkpoint due

Aug 10 Final Exam Review (video) TAs
Aug 11 bpr
Aug 12 Final Exam
Aug 13 L7 due