CS 502 Operating Systems

CS 502 Operating Systems

Operating Systems CS 502 Topics Background Admin Stuff Motivation Objectives Operating Systems! Professor Background

Dr. Mark Claypool (professor, Mark) Systems guy operating systems distributed systems collaborative systems (multimedia performance)

TRS-DOS, MS-DOS, Win95, Solaris WindowsNT/2000 and Linux Student Background Who are you? Name Year (freshman, junior ) Major (CS, EE, ND, Basket Weaving ...) C experience

Previous degree and where Operating Systems? Other Syllabus Stuff http://www.cs.wpi.edu/~claypool/courses/502-Su03/ TAs: (hopefully) Office hours: (by appointment) Email Text Book(s)

Course Structure Prerequisites C programming (must) Machine organization (recommended) + Chapter 2 in Silberchatz text Unix (recommended) Grading

Exams (60%) Projects (40%) Attendance (100% kidding) Exams 2 exams 60% of grade Non-cumulative Closed-note Closed-book Closed-friend

Projects 3 projects (maybe some extras) Implementation in Unix If Windows, then you are on your own Groups! Project 0 Unix dabbling Not due

Project 1 Due in about 2 weeks Slides On the Web Powerpoint and PDF Caution! Dont rely upon the slides alone! Use them as supplementary material (come to class)

Why This Class? WPI CS requirements core area for grads Combines CS concepts algorithms, languages, data-structures, hardware system design w/tradeoffs Better use of the computer C programming in Unix environment

Foundation for systems work, other courses Fun!

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