Advanced Operating Systems
Zaidi, F. (Farhan) (2014-01)
This is a graduate level course. The objectives of the course are to explore the design principles of computer operating systems and to emphasize on implementation details of various sub-modules of operating systems. The course will focus on the engineering and performance trade-offs in the design of operating systems. The purpose will be to teach not only what operating systems are and how they work today, but also why they are designed the way they are and how they are likely to evolve in the future. The emphasize will be on the practical aspects of the topics through the case study of Linux kernel as an example of a commercial operating system. The course will cover programming aspects through some programming assignments. It will also introduce the state of the art OS research topics through a few research paper reading assignments.
Virtual University of Pakistan (VUP)