SSE2030: Introduction to Computer Systems (Fall 2010)

[General information]

When: 15:00 - 16:15 (Tuesday & Thursday)
Where: Lecture room #400102, Semiconductor Bldg.
Official Language: English
Instructor: Jin-Soo Kim
Associate Professor
Computer Systems Laboratory
Course
Description:
This course is an introduction to concepts underlying all computer systems. More specifically, this course provides a programmer's view of how computer systems execute application programs, store information, and communicate with each other. This course also serves as a foundation for courses on operating systems, computer architectures, compilers, programming languages, computer networks, and embedded systems, where a deeper understanding of systems-level issues is required. Topics covered include data representations, assembly languages, processor architectures, the memory hierarchy, operating systems, compilers, linkers and loaders, and high-level application programming interfaces.
Textbook:
References:
Prerequisites:
  • C programming skills
  • Basic knowledge of Unix/Linux systems
  • ICE2001: Logic circuits
  • SSE2029: Data structures and algorithms
    (or ICE2002: Data structures)
Grading: (Subject to change)
  • Class attendance: 10%
  • Exams: 45% -> 35%
  • Projects: 45% -> 55%
    • Project 1: 10%
    • Project 2: 5%
    • Project 3: 15%
    • Project 4: 25%
Teaching Assistants:
  • 김형준 (hjkim at csl 쩜 skku 쩜 edu)