18-213/18-613: Computer Systems
- 18-213 Pittsburgh: TR 01:25 PM - 02:45 PM, DH A302,
18-613 Pittsburgh: TR 11:50 AM - 01:10 PM, HOA 160,
18-613 Silicon Valley: TR 08:50 AM - 10:10 AM (Pacific Time), B23 110,
Small group meetings align with assigned recitation slots and meet each week.
The 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: C or better in 15-122
- 29 August 2022
- Welcome! We're so glad you are here!
Posts to Piazza are public by default. Think carefully about the AIV policy before posting code or design details. Make a private post, visible only to instructors and TAs, if in doubt.
||Please use Piazza for help, instead of email, unless trying to contact a specific instructor.
|| Instead of an office hours queue, youll be able to sign up for office hours slots:
Sundays - Thursdays, 6-8pm ET, Ansys A050 or via Zoom
Sundays - Thursdays, 8-10pm ET, Zoom-Only
CMU SV Only: Tuesdays, 3:30pm PT - 6:00pm PT, B23:211
CMU SV Only: Wednesdays, 3:00pm PT - 5:30pm PT, B23:211
||Note: Office hours for the professors are given below.
|| Lecture schedule, slides, recitation notes, readings, and code
|| Details of the labs, due dates, and policies
|| Details of the homeworks, due dates, and policies
|| Information about the final exam
| Lab Machines
|| Instructions for using the lab machines
|| Additional course resources
||See the course syllabus for details (below is just a few overview bits).
Randal E. Bryant and David R. O'Hallaron,
Computer Systems: A
Programmer's Perspective, Third Edition, Pearson, 2016
Brian W. Kernighan and Dennis M. Ritchie,
The C Programming Language, Second Edition, Prentice Hall, 1988
|| 12 units
||Composed from total lab performance (50%), total homework performance (20%), small group performance (5%), and final exam performance (25%). |
||There are 8 labs (L0-L7), not evenly weighted. See
the labs page for
||There is a final exam, held during exam week, closed book.
||Piazza, office hours
||Canvas will be used (i) to post lecture videos, and (ii)
to conduct ungraded, in-class quizzes. Your grading information will be kept up to date
in Autolab, not in Canvas.
||GHC 7221 (PIT)
||HH A205 (PIT)
| Office Hours
||Tu 3-4 pm