The goal of the course is to introduce the students to modern operating systems design. Both practical and theoretical aspects of operating Systems will be studied. The course will cover 5 main topics, namely,
Topic 1: Introduction This module will provide a top level description of modern operating systems.
Topic 2: kernels and processes Introduces the students to the design and implementation of different operating system kernels in some detail.
Topic 3: concurrency, synchronization and scheduling The module covers threads and the semantics of concurrency, synchronization of multi-threaded programs, deadlocks, race conditions, processor scheduling and other related topics.
Topic 4: memory management The fourth module cover topics related to memory such as hardware and software address translation mechanisms, caching and virtual memory.
Topic 5: I/O and File Systems This module introduces the File system abstraction, different storage devices and filesystems
To be admitted you must have 60 ECTS-credits in Computing Science or 2 years of completed studies, in both cases including good knowledge and experience of the programming language C, including working with threads. You should also have knowledge and experiences of programming directly with/to an operatingsystem. These requirements are fulfilled by the course C-programming and Unix or equivalent. Entry requirements
Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.
Application deadline was
15 October 2021.
Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens.