CS 262A. Advanced Topics in Computer Systems

Catalog Description: Graduate survey of systems for managing computation and information, covering a breadth of topics: early systems; volatile memory management, including virtual memory and buffer management; persistent memory systems, including both file systems and transactional storage managers; storage metadata, physical vs. logical naming, schemas, process scheduling, threading and concurrency control; system support for networking, including remote procedure calls, transactional RPC, TCP, and active messages; security infrastructure; extensible systems and APIs; performance analysis and engineering of large software systems. Homework assignments, exam, and term paper or project required.

Units: 4.0

Prerequisites: 162 and entrance exam.

Fall: 3 hours of lecture per week
Spring: 3 hours of lecture per week

Grading basis: letter

Final exam status: No final exam

Class Schedule (Spring 2018):
MoWe 9:00AM - 10:29AM, Soda 320 – Ali Ghodsi, Ion Stoica

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