|Course code COMP6240||Units 10||Level 6000||Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science|
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.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||* Develop an understanding of the structure and function of operating systems, including the kernel, process scheduling, memory management,input/output device management, file systems, interprocess communication,networks and distributed systems, protection, security and recovery.|
* Develop an understanding of how OS abstractions are realized on conventional hardware.
* Gain familiarity with various design issues in operating systems and the corresponding primitive methods and algorithms dealing with these issues.
* Develop essential programming skills of programming with consideration of concurrency and
* Gain familiarity with some real operating systems.
|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.
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for COMP6240|