COMP6240

Operating Systems

10 Units

Introduces computer operating system principles, using practical examples. Topics include process scheduling, process coordination and synchronisation, resource scheduling, physical and virtual memory organisation, security issues, communications and networking, and distributed operating systems. The Unix operating system is used as a case study where appropriate.

Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Availability Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Discuss the key design issues of modern software operating systems and implement common solutions.
  2. Program with multiple threads.
  3. Discuss concurrency issues and solutions to them.
Content
  1. Hardware overview.
  2. Processes and process scheduling including multi-processors.
  3. Concurrency control using hardware and software techniques.
  4. Memory Management.
  5. Virtual memory.
  6. I/O and disk management.
  7. File systems and file manipulation.
  8. Security mechanisms.
  9. Networking.
     
Assumed Knowledge SENG6120
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments
  • Formal Examination: Examination: Formal *
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Requisites
  • Course Assessment Requirements:: 1. Formal Examination: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course. (Students must obtain 40% in the final exam to pass the course.)
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for COMP6240

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