15-213/18-213/15-513/18-613: 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 1:30-2:50, HOA 160,
(Live Stream from GHC 4401)|
15-513 Lecture slides and video via course page
18-613 Pittsburgh: TR 12:00-1:20, DH A302,
18-613 Silicon Valley: TR 9:00-10:20, Building 23, Room 211
18-613 Rwanda: TR 7:00-8:20, CMR F307|
| 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.
- 9 January 2020.
- First day of class is January 14.
- Lab 0 will be posted January 14 and is due January 23.
- No recitations the weeks of January 13 and January 20
||Please use Piazza for help, instead of email.
Posts to Piazza are private by default.
||Drop in tutoring, location and time TBD
- Sun 6:00pm-10:00pm
- Mon 6:00pm-10:00pm
- Tue 11:00am-1:00pm, 6:00pm-10:00pm
- Wed 6:00pm-10:00pm
- Thu 11:00am-1:00pm, 6:00pm-10:00pm
- Fri 6:00pm-10:00pm
|Conceptual Office Hours
- Sun 6:00pm-8:00pm
- Mon 5:00pm-7:00pm
- Tue 5:00pm-7:00pm
- Wed 5:00pm-7:00pm
- Sat 6:00pm-8:00pm
||We use an online queue. All times are in Eastern Time. Please specify a Zoom meeting ID or link when adding yourself to the queue.|
||Office hours for the professors are given below.
|| 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).
| 15/18-213 Recitations
Section A: Mon 9:30-10:20, WEH 4709 (Kashish & Alisha)
Section B: Mon 10:30-11:20, PH 226A (Pallavi & Pranathi)
Section C: Mon 11:30-12:20, SH 222 (Jeremy & Jenny)
Section D: Mon 12:30-1:20, BH 235A (Kusha & Dennis)
Section E: Mon 1:30-2:20, WEH 5312 (Brian & Madhurachaitra)
Section F: Mon 2:30-3:20, SH 220 (Marysia & Rishabh)
Section G: Mon 3:30-4:20, BH 255A (Abigale & Mingzhong)
Section H: Mon 4:30-5:20, BH 235A (Neha & Adithi)
Section I: Mon 5:30-6:20, BH 235A (Matthew & Joel)
Section J: Mon 12:30-1:20, PH A22 (Gauri & Mike)
Section K: Mon 1:30-2:20, PH A22 (Azaan & Tiffany)
Section L: Mon 2:30-3:20, PH A22 (Ishita & Spoorthi)
Section M: Mon 3:30-4:20, PH A22 (Di & Tianxin)
Section N: Mon 4:30-5:20, PH A22 (Anja & Jack)
| 18-613 Recitations
Section A: Wed 4:30-5:50, BH 136A (Abhijith & Joshua)
Section B: Wed 4:30-5:50, GHC 4307 (Kevin & Akshath)
Section C: Wed 6:30-7:50, BH 136A (Hiroko & Sathya)
Section SA: Wed 5:00-6:20, B23 211 (Xiang, Hongji, & Yufeng)
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 8 labs (L0-L7), 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
||We are using Canvas for this course to conduct ungraded, in-class quizzes. Your grading information will be kept up to date in Autolab, not in Canvas.
| Office Hours
When door is open
|Wed 3pm - 4pm
ECE Course Hub (HH 1112)
They are open 9am-5pm Monday-Friday.