May 30, 2024  
Graduate Catalog 2018-19 
Graduate Catalog 2018-19 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CS 5541 - Computer Systems

A review course offered to first-year graduate students to quickly develop foundation in computer systems. It reviews and reinforces basic concepts and techniques in computer architecture, operating systems and databases. Topics covered include: binary data representation, assembly, memory hierarchy, parallelism in computer architecture; processes and threads, scheduling, concurrency, memory management, I/O, file system in operating systems; and relational model, SQL, application development in databases. The course aims to strengthen student programming skills through intensive lab assignments. It comprises four hours of lecture and recitation experience every week.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisites: CS 2240 and CS 3310, with a grade of “C” or better in all prerequisites.

Credits: 3 hours

Notes: Open to graduate students only.

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