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.
- Wednesday, February 19th: The puzzles for the C review session can be found here and here. You can also find notes on pointers and arrays.
||Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu: 6:00-8:00pm 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
TR 6:30-7:50, WeH 7500
Section A: Mon 9:30-10:20, WEH 5302, Lou Clark (Thu)
Section B: Mon 10:30-11:20, WEH 5302, Manu Garg (Sun)
Section C: Mon 11:30-12:20, WEH 5302, Ankur Sharma (Thur)
Section D: Mon 12:30-1:20, WEH 5302, Grant Skudlarek (Mon)
Section E: Mon 1:30-2:20, WEH 5302, Donghui Luan (Wed)
Section F: Mon 2:30-3:20, WEH 5302, Matt Bryant (Sun)
Section G: Mon 3:30-4:20, WEH 5302, Anita Zhang (Tue)
Section H: Mon 4:30-5:20, WEH 5320, Hartaj Dugal (Tue)
Section I: Mon 9:30-10:20, WEH 5310, Elango Jagadeesan (Thur)
Section J: Mon 10:30-11:20, WEH 5310, Brandon Lum (Tue)
Section K: Mon 11:30-12:20, SH 222, Tianyi Huang (Mon)
Section L: Mon 2:30-3:20, PH A20, Peyton Randolph (Wed)
Section M: Mon 4:30-5:20, WEH 5302, Neal Bhasin (Mon)
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
(or by appt)
(or by appt)
(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.