CPSC 045. Operating Systems
(Cross-listed as ENGR 022 )
This course is an introduction to the theory, design, and implementation of operating systems. An operating system is the software layer between user programs and the computer hardware. It provides abstractions of the underlying hardware that are easier to program, and it manages the machine’s resources. The following topics will be covered: processes (including synchronization, communication, and scheduling); memory (main memory allocation strategies, virtual memory, and page replacement policies); file systems (including naming and implementation issues); I/O (including devices, drivers, disks, and disk scheduling); and security.
Group 2 course.
Prerequisite: CPSC 031 and CPSC 035
Natural sciences and engineering practicum.
Lab work required.
Catalog chapter: Computer Science
Department website: https://www.swarthmore.edu/computer-science
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