This unit covers software organisation of multi-user and multi-tasking computers. The principles of operating systems are covered with reference to the underlying hardware requirements and are illustrated by case studies. Topics include operating system structure and services, multi-programming processes, CPU scheduling, memory management, device management, synchronisation, deadlocks, virtual memory and file systems.
2 hrs lectures/wk, 3 hr laboratory/fortnight, 1 hr tutorial/fortnight
You are expected to spend 12 hours per week on various activities including reading, communication with other students and unit lecturers, and preparation for learning tasks and formal assessments.
|0||Enroll for the lab and tutorial classes||No formal assessment or activities are undertaken in week 0|
|1||Computer Systems Overview|
|2||Operating Systems Overview|
|3||Process Description and Control|
|5||Concurrency: Mutual Exclusion and Synchronization|
|6||Concurrency: Deadlock and Starvation||Part A of Assignment due|
|8||Virtual Memory||Part B of Assignment due|
|10||I/O Management, Disk Scheduling||Part C of Assignment due|
|12||Security, Networking and Summary||Part D of Assignment due|
|SWOT VAC||No formal assessment is undertaken in SWOT VAC|
|Examination period||LINK to Assessment Policy: http://policy.monash.edu.au/policy-bank/
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Examination (3 hours): 60%; In-semester assessment: 40%
|Assessment Task||Value||Due Date|
|Assignment (Programming)||40%||Weeks 6, 8, 10 and 12 for each part respectively|
|Examination 1||60%||To be advised|
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Completion of a working program, together with a reflection on the efficiency of the code.
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William Stallings. (2011). Operating Systems: Internals and Design Principles. (7th Edition) Prentice Hall.
SSH client to access the server from outside the Monash network.
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