15-213/15-513/14-513 Introduction to Computer Systems: Schedule

Notes on links

  • pptx links are to Powerpoint versions of the lectures
  • pdf links are to Adobe Acrobat versions of the lectures
  • code links are to directories containing code used for class demonstrations
  • tar links are to archive files in TAR format. Use the tar command on a linux machine to unpack these
  • 15-213 lectures are presented by Prof. Brian Railing (bpr) or Prof. Phillip Gibbons (pbg) as indicated in the schedule.
  • 14-513 lectures are presented by Prof. David Varodayan (Videos are available here).
  • 15-513 students should watch the 14-513 lecture videos.
  • All times (unless otherwise noted) are in Eastern Time.

Schedule (subject to change)

Date Lecture/Recitation Instructor(s)   Reading   Labs

Aug 29 Overview (pdf, pptx) bpr/pbg 1 L0 (cprogramminglab) out
Aug 31 Bits, Bytes, & Integers (pdf, pptx) bpr 2.1-2.3 L1 (datalab) out
Sep 01 Recitation 1: Introduction, Datalab (pdf, slides, soln)

Sep 03 Bootcamp 1: Linux, Command Line, Git (slides, handout, tar)
Sep 05 Machine Prog: Basics (pdf, pptx, activity, soln) pbg 3.1-3.5 L0 (cprogramminglab) due
Sep 07 Machine Prog: Control (pdf, pptx, activity, soln) pbg 3.6 L2 (bomblab) out
Sep 08 Recitation 2: Bomb Lab (pdf, slides)

Sep 10 Bootcamp 2: Debugging & GDB (slides, handout, tar)
Sep 12 Machine Prog: Procedures (pdf, pptx, activity, soln) pbg 3.7 L1 (datalab) due
Sep 14 Machine Prog: Data (pdf, pptx, activity, soln) pbg 3.8-3.9, 3.11
Sep 15 Recitation 3: Bomb Lab part 2 (pdf, slides)

Sep 19 Machine Prog: Advanced (pdf, pptx, activity) bpr 3.10
Sep 21 Design and Debugging (pdf, pptx) bpr 9.10-9.12 L2 (bomblab) due, L3 (attacklab) out
Sep 22 Recitation 4: Attack Lab and Stacks (slides, handout, video)

Sep 24 Bootcamp 3: GCC & Build Automation (slides, handout)
Sep 26 The Memory Hierarchy (pdf, pptx) pbg 6.1-6.3
Sep 28 Cache Memories (pdf, pptx) pbg 6.4-6.7 L3 (attacklab) due, L4 (cachelab) out
Sep 29 Recitation 5: Caches and C Review (slides)

Oct 01 Bootcamp 4: C Programming (slides, handout)
Oct 03 Virtual Memory: Concepts (pdf, pptx) pbg 9.1-9.6
Oct 05 Virtual Memory: Details (pdf, pptx) pbg 9.7-9.8
Oct 06 Recitation 6: Caches & Blocking (slides, video)

Oct 10 Dynamic Memory Allocation: Basic (pdf, pptx) bpr 9.9
Oct 12 Dynamic Memory Allocation: Advanced (pdf, pptx) bpr 9.10-9.12 L4 (cachelab) due, L5a (malloclab) out
Oct 13 Recitation 7: Malloclab (Part I) (slides, video)

Oct 17 No class—fall break
Oct 19 No class—fall break
Oct 20 No recitation—fall break

Oct 24 Code Optimization (pdf, pptx) bpr 5
Oct 26 Linking (pdf, pptx, activity, activit-soln) bpr 7
Oct 27 Recitation 8: Malloclab (Part II) (slides)

Oct 29 Bootcamp 5: Post-checkpoint Malloc (pdf)
Oct 31 Processes and Multitasking (pdf, pptx) bpr 8.1-8.4 L5a (malloclab) due
Nov 02 Exceptional Control Flow (pdf, pptx) bpr 8.5-8.8
Nov 03 Recitation 9: Processes, Signals (slides, video)

Nov 07 No class—Democracy Day L5b (malloclab) due, L6 (tshlab) out
Nov 09 System Level I/O (pdf, pptx) bpr 10
Nov 10 Recitation 10: Tshlab (slides, video)

Nov 14 Network Programming (Part I) (pdf, pptx, code) pbg 11.1-11.4
Nov 16 Network Programming (Part II) (pdf, pptx, code) pbg 11.4-11.6
Nov 17 Recitation 11: Networking and Proxies (slides)

Nov 21 Concurrent Programming (pdf, pptx) pbg 12.1-12.3 L6 (tshlab) due, L7a (proxylab) out
Nov 23 No class—Thanksgiving
Nov 24 No recitation—Thanksgiving

Nov 28 Synchronization: Basic (pdf, pptx) bpr/pbg 12.4, 12.5.1-3
Nov 30 Synchronization: Advanced (pdf, pptx) bpr/pbg 12.5.4-5, 12.7-8 L7a (proxylab) due
Dec 01 Recitation 12: Synchronization (slides)

Dec 05 Thread-Level Parallelism bpr/pbg 12.6
Dec 07 Future of Computing L7b (proxylab) due
Dec 08 Recitation 13: Exam Review

Dec 10 Bootcamp 6: Exam Review