CP2402 - Hardware and Software Fundamentals
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||College of Science and Engineering
The subject will provide an introduction to the concepts that underlie operating systems.
It will include learning of the nature, characteristics and mechanism of modern operating
systems. Major topics covered are: hardware considerations, operating system basics,
processes, threads, CPU scheduling, process synchronisation, deadlocks, memory management,
virtual memory, file system interface, and I/O systems.
- Be able to describe the basic organization of computer systems and the services an
operating system provides to users, processes and other systems;
- Be able to describe the process concept and the various features of processes;
- Understand various memory management techniques;
- Be able to describe how the file system, mass storage, and I/O are handled in a modern
- Understand the classic internal algorithms and structures of storage management and
gain a practical understanding of the algorithms used and their trade-offs.
- Invigilated > End of semester exam - (45%)
- Invigilated > Quizzes or tests - (20%)
- Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (25%)
- Practical work activities - (10%).
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