CISC 7300X Computer Systems and Architecture
37½ hours plus conference and independent work; 3 credits
Essentials of computer hardware and systems software. Operating systems fundamentals. Computer hardware and architecture fundamentals. Processor technology. Input/output systems. File systems. Introduction to data and network communications. Distributed systems. Applications development cycle. Systems integration and performance. Introduction to procurement of hardware and software. Computing resource management. (Not open to students who have taken Computer and Information Science 7310X [704X].)
Prerequisite: A course in computer organization or architecture and a course in data structures.
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