15-213 (18-213): Introduction to Computer Systems (ICS)

Final Exam 5/10/2013 at 5:30pm
roomandrew ids
DH 2210a through m
DH 2315n through z
Notes sheet included with final
Spring 2013
Lecture 1: TR 1:30-2:50, GHC 4401, Seth Goldstein and Anthony Rowe
Lecture 2: TR 6:30-7:50, WeH 7500, Greg Kesden
12 units

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.

Course Syllabus

Final Exam Prep: session schedule
Time: Wed, May 8, 11-4pm ET
Location: Rashid Auditorium

Prerequisites: 15-122

Getting Help

Email 15-213-staff@cs.cmu.edu
Office Hours Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu: 5:30-8:30pm WeH 5207

Course Materials

Schedule Lecture schedule, slides, recitation notes, readings, and code
Assignments Details of assignments, due dates, and policies
Exams Information about quizzes, exams, and final
Lab Machines Instructions for using the lab machines
Resources Additional course resources

Course Information

For details See the course syllabus for details (below is just a few overview bits).
Lectures TR 1:30-2:50 GHC 4401
TR 6:30-7:50, WeH 7500
[Office Hours]
Section A: Mon 9:30-10:20, WEH 5302, Richard Wang [Wed]
Section B: Mon 10:30-11:20, WEH 5302, Kevin Bao (KBao) [Tue]
Section C: Mon 11:30-12:20, WEH 5302, Alexey Tumanov [Mon]
Section D: Mon 12:30-1:20, WEH 5302, Grant Skudlarek [Tue]
Section E: Mon 1:30-2:20, WEH 5302, Eugene Choi [Thur]
Section F: Mon 2:30-3:20, WEH 5302, Ian Hartwig [Wed]
Section G: Mon 3:30-4:20, WEH 5302, Joon-Sup Han [Thur]
Section H: Mon 4:30-5:20, WEH 5320, Jimmy Guo [Tue]
Section I: Mon 9:30-10:20, WEH 5310, Bin Liu [Mon]
Section J: Mon 10:30-11:20, WEH 5310, Andrey Kostov [Mon]
Section K: Mon 11:30-12:20, SH 222, Pradyumna Agrawal [Thur]
Section L: Mon 2:30-3:20, SH 220, Tommy Klein [Sun]
Section M: Mon 4:30-5:20, DH 1117, Anita Zhang [Sun]
Textbooks 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
Credit 12 units
Grading Composed from total lab performance (50%) and total exam performance (50%).
Labs There are 7 labs, not evenly weighted. See the assignments page for the breakdown.
Exams There is one midterm exam, in class, closed book (20%).
There is a final exam, in class, closed book (30%).
Home http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~213
Questions Email to 15-213-staff@cs.cmu.edu. Visit office hours (see above)
Blackboard We are not using Blackboard for this course.
Course Directory /afs/cs/academic/class/15213-s13/


Name Seth Goldstein Anthony Rowe Greg Kesden
Contact seth@cs.cmu.edu,
Office GHC 7111 CIC 2217 GHC 7711
Office Hours Thu 3:30-4:30
(or by appt)
Tue 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.