15-213/18-213/15-513: Introduction to Computer Systems (ICS)
15-213/18-213 Lecture 1: TR 1:30-2:50, DH 2210,
Randy Bryant and
15-513: Panopto and course web page
| 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.
- 06 September 2016. The TAs will be hosting a Linux Bootcamp tonight in Rashid
Auditorium (GHC 4401) from 7:30–9:00 PM. Please bring your laptops to this session.
- 04 September 2016. Office hours are cancelled tomorrow for Labor Day.
- 01 September 2016. Lab 1 is now available via
Those of you who do not yet have Autolab accounts can get a copy of
the documentation and the supplied files from
the schedule web page. You can work on this lab using one of the
class (Shark) machines,
or one of the Andrew Linux machines.
|| 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 DH 2210
Section A: Mon 10:30-11:20, WEH 5320, Maitreyee & Anna
Section B: Mon 10:30-11:20, PH 226B, Dimitris & Amolak
Section C: Mon 11:30-12:20, WEH 5310, Jack
Section D: Mon 11:30-12:20, GHC 4101, Nikhil
Section E: Mon 12:30-1:20, WEH 5310, Raghav & Sanhita
Section F: Mon 12:30-1:20, PH 225B, Shantanu & Nancy
Section G: Mon 1:30-2:20, GHC 4301, Calvin
Section H: Mon 1:30-2:20, WEH 5310, Deep & Jocelyn
Section I: Mon 2:30-3:20, WEH 5310, Isaac
Section J: Mon 3:30-4:20, GHC 4301, Stanley
Section K: Mon 4:30-5:20, PH 226B, Eshan
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%) 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%).
||Piazza, office hours, email
||We are not using Blackboard for this course.
||INI, 4616 Henry St, Rm. 125
| Office Hours
ECE Course Hub (HH 1112)
They are open 9am-5pm Monday-Friday.