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FIT2070

Faculty of Information Technology

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedClayton Second semester 2011 (Day)

Synopsis

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.

Objectives

At the completion of this unit students will have:
A knowledge and understanding of:

  • operating systems as resource managers for CPU context switching, process scheduling and job scheduling;
  • memory management and virtual memory systems; I/O device drivers and management;
  • file subsystems;
  • resource allocation strategies;
  • asynchronous and synchronous communication mechanisms and their use in operating systems;
  • the philosophy and implementation of interprocess communication and its use in distributed computer systems.
Developed the skills to:
  • program OS components, such as job and process schedulers, page replacement algorithms, and file management subsystems, as well as programming interrupt handlers and contact switching.

Assessment

Examination (3 hours): 60%; In-semester assessment: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Bala Srinivasan

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 3 hr laboratory/fortnight, 1 hr tutorial/fortnight

Prerequisites

(FIT1031 or FIT1001 and (FIT1008 or FIT1015)

Prohibitions

CSE2302, FIT2022