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
15-513: Panopto and course web page
| 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.
- Jan 30th: We are experimenting with Piazza.
- Jan 28th: Walk in tutoring hours now available on Monday and Wednesday.
- Jan 22nd: Additional Linux boot camp slides have been added to clarify some basics, such as connecting to the shark machines and using the Vim editor for the first time. The full slide deck used at the event is still available from the schedule page, and there are some quick reference sheets on the resources page.
- Jan 12th: A new FAQ for 15-513 has been added for questions specific to that course number.
- Jan 12th: Check the schedule page for the slides and video of the first lecture.
- Jan 12th: We will hold a linux bootcamp Sunday evening, 11/17, 8pm in GHC4401.
- Jan 11th: If you do NOT have an Autolab
account for 213/513 this semester, please add your name
form. We will update the autolab accounts once a day, so check back in 24 hours.
- Jan 5th: Course Website being updated, check back soon.
||Drop in tutoring at Mudge Reading room (Monday: 8:30-11pm, Wednesday: 8:30-11pm)
||WeH 5207, Sunday-Thursday, 5pm-9pm (5:30pm on Thursday)
||5pm-9pm: Raghav, Jack, Zach, Namrita
||5pm-9pm: Kayla, Ishant, Shelton, Dipayan
||5pm-9pm: Nikhil, Justin, Dhruven, Aditya
||5pm-9pm: Sol, Isaac, Shantanu, Ted
||5:30pm-9pm: Jenna, Preeti, Dhruven, Ishant, Shelton, Surbhi
|| 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
Section A: Mon 9:30-10:20, DH 1217, Nikhil
Section B: Mon 10:30-11:20, WEH 5302, Jenna
Section C: Mon 11:30-12:20, WEH 5302, Sol
Section D: Mon 12:30-1:20, WEH 5302, Ted & Justin
Section E: Mon 1:30-2:20, WEH 5302, Jack
Section F: Mon 2:30-3:20, WEH 5302, Raghav & Isaac
Section G: Mon 3:30-4:20, WEH 5302, Namrita & Shantanu
Section H: Mon 4:30-5:20, WEH 5302, Ralf
Section I: Mon 9:30-10:20, SH 214, Preeti
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%).
||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)
(or by appt)
ECE Course Hub (HH 1112)
They are open 9am-5pm Monday-Friday.