15-213 (18-213/15-513): Introduction to Computer Systems (ICS)
15-213/18-213 Lecture 1: TR 1:30-2:50, GHC 4401,
Seth Goldstein and
15-213/18-213 Lecture 2: TR 6:30-7:50, WeH 7500,
15-513: Panopto via Blackboard (Class materials on Blackboard will be updated soon!)
| 12 units (6 - 12 units for 15-513)|
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.
- Tuesday, January 13th: Welcome back! We're here to help!
- Wednesday, January 14th: Autolab accounts will be created over the next 24 hours.
- Monday, January 19th: No recitation
- Monday, February 2th: Linux Workshop (including how to use shark machines) 7pm-9pm in Gates 4401.
||Drop in tutoring at Mudge Reading room (Sunday: 8:30-11pm, Tuesday: 8:30-11pm)
||WeH 5207, Sunday-Thursday, 5pm-9pm (5:30pm on Thursday)
||Amanda (5-8pm), Felipe (6-9pm), Peter (6-9pm)
||Aditya (5-8pm), Vishvesh (6-9pm), Vinay (6-9pm), TJ (6-9pm)
||TJ (5-8pm), Thomas (6-9pm), Peter (6-9pm)
||Rohith (5-8pm), Aishwarya (6-9pm), Jack (6-9pm), Shailin (6-9pm)
||Jimmy (5:30-9pm), Felipe (5:30-9pm), Amanda (5:30-9pm), Mukund (5:30-9pm)
|| 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, Shailin Desai (Tue)
Section B: Mon 10:30-11:20, WEH 5302, Jack Biggs (Wed)
Section C: Mon 11:30-12:20, WEH 5302, Thomas Klein (Tue)
Section D: Mon 12:30-1:20, WEH 5302, Rohith Jagannathan (Wed)
Section E: Mon 1:30-2:20, WEH 5302, Jimmy Jin (Thur)
Section F: Mon 2:30-3:20, WEH 5302, Mukund Tibrewala (Thur)
Section G: Mon 3:30-4:20, WEH 5302, Aditya Gupta (Mon)
Section H: Mon 4:30-5:20, WEH 5302, Peter Pearson
Felipe Vargas (Sun)
Section I: Mon 9:30-10:20, SH 214, Vinay Venkatesh (Mon)
Section J: Mon 1:30-2:20, DH 1217, Aishwarya Renu (Wed)
Section K: Mon 3:30-4:20, SH 214, Vishvesh Selvakumaar (Mon)
TJ O'Connor (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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.