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: Lecture slides and videos via 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 2017.
The following recitation sections are having their rooms changed:
- E: DH 2105
- H: SH 222
- K: SH 208
- 29 August 2017.
- Lab 0 is available from the schedule web page. You do not need an Autolab, TPZ, or GitLab account to start working on it.
- 28 August 2017.
- Autolab accounts have been created for everyone enrolled in the course as of 12:00pm today.
If you add the class, use this form
to notify us, and then check again in 24 hours.
- Office Hours start Tuesday September 5.
- The Linux/Git Boot Camp will be at 7 pm on Monday September 4 in
Rashid Auditorium (GHC 4401).
- 18 August 2017.
- First day of class is August 29.
- Lab 0will be posted, which is due September 7.
- No recitation on Monday August 28 or September 4.
- There will be a Linux Boot Camp on September 4.
|| 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
Section B: Mon 10:30-11:20, WEH 5310
Section C: Mon 11:30-12:20, WEH 5310
Section D: Mon 11:30-12:20, PH 126A
Section E: Mon 12:30-1:20, DH 2105
Section F: Mon 12:30-1:20, WEH 5316
Section G: Mon 1:30-2:20, GHC 5222
Section H: Mon 1:30-2:20, SH 222
Section I: Mon 2:30-3:20, WEH 5310
Section J: Mon 2:30-3:20, WEH 4709
Section K: Mon 3:30-4:20, SH 208
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
ECE Course Hub (HH 1112)
They are open 9am-5pm Monday-Friday.