Operating Systems and Computer Architecture

Year:
1st year
Semester:
S1
Programme main editor:
(I2CAT)
Onsite in:
CNAM, NTUU
Remote:
ECTS range:
6 ETCS

Professors

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Sami Taktak
CNAM
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Oleksandr Rokovyi
NTUU

Prerequisites:

Basic knowledge in Architecture and Operating Systems

Basic knowledge of C programming

Pedagogical objectives:

The goal of this course is to study both hardware components and operating systems used modern computer systems. After completing this course, you will be able to understand how moderns computers works and how hardware and software interact together.

Evaluation modalities:

Project and Exam

Description:

  • Hardware Architecture:
  • Exploring processors architecture
  • Mono-core vs multi-core
  • BUS and I/O operation
  • Operating systems:
  • Operating systems internal structures and functions
  • Process vs multi-threading
  • Drivers and hardware/Software interaction

complementary content :

  • Compilers and Automated build systems
  • Understanding the different components of a build system and how there are used
  • Understand library linking and portability issue

Required teaching material

[books] Operating Systems Design and Implementation Andrew Tanenbaum Computer Architecture: A Quantitative Approach John L. Hennessy, David A. Patterson Programming in C Stephen Kochan

Teaching volume:
lessons:
28-30 hours
Exercices:
10 hours
Supervised lab:
13 hours
Project:
7 hours

Devices:

  • Laboratory-Based Course Structure
  • Open-Source Software Requirements