Class Meeting: 03:40-04:55PM Monday and Wednesday
Classroom: 4141 Ingersoll Hall
Hui Chen, Ph.D.
Office Hours: 9:30 - 11:30, Monday and Wednesday
Office: Room 1432N Ingersoll Hall
Phone: (718)951-5000 ext. 2055
3 hours; 3 credits
Design and implementation of operating systems for large computers. Multiprogramming, multiprocessing, time sharing. Resource allocation and scheduling. Communications, conversational computing, computer networks. Memory protection, interrupts, segmentation, paging, and virtual memories
Prerequisite: Computer and Information Science 21 or 3130 ; and 3305  or 3310 [27.1] or 3315 . It is recommended that students be acquainted with at least two computing platforms (e.g., PC, Macintosh, UNIX workstation, IBM mainframe) before taking Computer and Information Science 3320 .
By the end of this course, students should be able
- to demonstrate understanding of the functions and tasks of an operating system and the development history of current techniques;
- to demonstrate understanding of process handling, including interrupts, short-term scheduling, CPU scheduling, processes and threads, inter-process communication, semaphores, and deadlock;
- to demonstrate understanding of primary and secondary storage management, including memory management, multiprogramming, virtual memory, secondary storage management and scheduling;
- to demonstrate understanding of security and protection; and
- to write a large program (with subprograms) that incorporates and requires implementation of the techniques taught in the course.
Silberschatz, Abraham, Greg Gagne, and Peter B. Galvin. Operating system concepts. Wiley, 2018. [ CUNY Bookstore ]
For your reference, the following is the table of content of this edition of the textbook
Academic Regulations and Procedures
All students should carefully and thoroughly read the section entitled "Academic Regulations and Procedures" in the Brooklyn College Undergraduate or Graduate Bulletin for a complete listing of academic regulations of the College.
The faculty and administration of Brooklyn College support an environment free from cheating and plagiarism. Each student is responsible for being aware of what constitutes cheating and plagiarism and for avoiding both. The complete text of the CUNY Academic Integrity Policy and the Brooklyn College procedure for policy implementation can be found at http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/bc/policies. If a faculty member suspects a violation of academic integrity and, upon investigation, confirms that violation, or if the student admits the violation, the instructor shall report the violation to the College.
Student Disability Services
In order to receive disability-related academic accommodations students must first be registered with the Center for Student Disability Services . Students who have a documented disability or suspect they may have a disability are invited to set up an appointment with the Director of the Center for Student Disability Services, Ms. Valerie Stewart-Lovell at (718)951-5538. If you have already registered with the Center for Student Disability Services, please provide the instructor with the course accommodation form and discuss your specific accommodation with the instructor.
Consideration of Religious Observance
New York State Education Law (Title I, Article 5, Section 224-a) requires that the College
makes available to each student who is absent from school, because of his [or her] religious beliefs, an equivalent opportunity to make up any examination, study or work requirements which he [or she] may have missed because of such absence on any particular day or days.
If you are unable to attend classes or take examinations, the instructor is happy to accommodate you as permitted by semester schedule and other constraints there may be ; however, it is recommended that you make arrangement with the instructor in advance. You may also contact Ron Jackson, Division of Student Affairs , if you have questions about accommodations for religious observance.
These are important dates that undergraduate students should pay attention to.
|Friday, January 25||First day of Spring 2019 classes|
|Thursday, January 31||Last day to add a course|
|Monday, April 1||Last day to withdraw from a Spring course with a “W” grade|
|Wednesday, May 15||Reading Day / Final Examinations Begin|
|Wednesday, May 22||Final Examinations End / End of Spring Semester|
For the complete College calendar, check out the Spring 2019 Academic Calender, Brooklyn College.
Class attendance is required unless prearrangement is made with and approved by the instructor, or is permitted by Federal and State laws and regulations and the policies of of the College.
The instructor will pass and collect an attendance sheet at the beginning of each class, and students are required to sign the attendance sheet within the first 15 minutes of the class.
Students should arrive at class on time. A late attendance is treated as missing half of the class, and is penalized as such when attendance score is computed.
Assignments and Examinations
The instructor assign practice assignments each week. Some of these assignments may be assigned in class and expected to be completed in class. Some of these assignments are expected to be completed after class. These practice assignments are small assignments whose purpose is to help students review lecture material.
These assignments are individual assignments that require students to complete independently.
Grading of Practice Assignments
For each assignment, a student will eventually receive either an accepted or unaccepted grade. However, students will not receive grades regularly. Instead, the instructor will randomly examine whether students are completing the assignments in time. The instructor may apply a penalty by rejecting students' work when a student does not complete the assignments regularly in time. The instructor will conduct a final inspection of students' work and used the percentage of the accepted assignments in the student's final grade calculation as discussed in the Grade Calculation section.
For each major area of study, a project will be assigned. Projects are required to be completed in student teams. The purpose of the project is to provide students with sufficient practice and ample exploration to master the knowledge and skills pertinent to the area, and learn to collaborate in a team setting.
Teaming and Collaboration
The instructor will place each student randomly in a team of 3-5 students.
Students are required to use a Git system to manage their project code, issues, and collaboration. The instructor has adopted the Github Classroom for this purpose.
Grading of Projects
Students' projects are graded by both the instructor and the students' peers. The students will provide a peer evaluation. The instructor will provide an evaluation on the quality of the projects. Both of the student peer evaluations and the instructor's evaluations will be used in the student's final grade calculation. A student's may receive a lower grade than the project quality grade if the student makes far few contributions than her or his team members. In an extreme case, a student who does no make any contribution to the project as evidenced by the peer evaluation and Github commit logs may receive no points on a project.
A midterm examination will be given according to the class schedule.
A final examination will be given in accordance with the College Final Exam Schedule .
Assignment Submission Guideline
The instructor adopts the Github Classroom to manage assignments. The students submit their work to Github by commiting their work using a Git client and pushing their work to their Github repositories.
The Github Classroom repository invitation links for this class will be distributed in class.
Late submissions are accepted, but penalized with 20% of penalty or one letter grade lower each day late. For instance, if a team submits a project one day late, the grade of the project will be lowered from A to B, B to C, and so on. This penalty scheme also implies that a student will receive 0 on a submission of 5 or more days late.
Students final score is calculated on the scale of 100 as follows,
This table contains grading components and calculation
Your final letter grade will be given as follows according to the following table,
This table specifies how letter grades are assigned.
|Final Score||Letter Grade|
|90 - 100||A|
|80 - 89||B|
|70 - 79||C|
|60 - 69||D|
|0 - 59||F|