Welcome to COMP3520 Operating System Internals Unit Coordinator/Lecturer Dr. Bing Bing ZHOU Office: 415 in SIT Building (J12) E-mail: [email protected] Phone: 90369112 Consultation: Wednesday 16:00-17:00 (all other times by appointment) Tutor • Name: James • Email: [email protected] Course Delivery • 4 hours per week on class activities: – One 2 hr lecture: • Wednesday, 14:00 – 16:00, Architecture Lecture Theatre 1 – One 2 hr tutorial: • Monday – 10:00 – 12:00, SIT Lab 114, or • Tuesday – 10:00 – 12:00, SIT Lab 115, or – 12:00 – 14:00, SIT Lab 115 • You are expected to attend for all the scheduled hours. Course Delivery (cont.) • The lecture is used to outline some key concepts for the week. • Absence of material from the notes does not imply its absence from the assessment. • Homework: simple questions, may contain some aspects of the topics, beyond what is the focus of the lectures. On the unit website each week after the lecture. • Tutorials mixed with • Programming exercises – assistance for assignments. • Short answer questions – OS concepts Assessment • The course has • 30% assignments • 10% tutorial attendance • 60% exam. • To pass the unit you must score – an overall mark of 50 or better, and – at least 40% of the available marks on the written examination. Assignments • Two programming assignments (using C) – Assignment 1 (15%), due in week 7 – Assignment 2 (15%), due in week 13 • Don’t expect to finish each assignment in just a few hours, or even a few days! • A set of exercises, one each week to assist you for completing your assignments • A lot of hints given during tutorials/lectures Assignments • In fairness to all students, late work will not be accepted. • In exceptional cases, you must make an official application for Special consideration. • Plagiarism is where you use the work of another person and present it as your own. This is NOT PERMITTED. Exam • Exam is two hrs and closed-book. • Concepts • No serious programming, but may need to write pseudo codes Textbooks • Essential: Operating Systems: Internals and Design Principles, 7th Edition, William Stallings, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2012 • Recommended: Operating System Concepts, 8th Edition, A. Silberschatz, P. B. Galvin and G. Gagne, John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2009 Main Topics • The basic concepts on which all operating systems are built: • Process management • Memory management • I/O device management • File management • Protection and security Course Web Site • http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/it/~comp3520 • All important information will be posted on the web – look there often.
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