15-213 (18-213/15-513): Introduction to Computer Systems (ICS)
15-213/18-213 Lecture 1: TWRF 12:00-1:20pm, GHC 4215
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.
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| Lab Machines
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|| Additional course resources
||See the course syllabus for details (below is just a few overview bits).
||TWRF 12:00-1:20pm GHC 4215
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%).
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