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CISC 3320 Operating Systems

(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as CIS 25.
The information below might still reflect the old course numbers. Bracketed numbers, if any, are the old course numbers. Learn more...)

3 hours; 3 credits

Design and implementation of operating systems for large computers. Multiprogramming, multiprocessing, time sharing. Resource allocation and scheduling. Communications, conversational computing, computer networks. Memory protection, interrupts, segmentation, paging, and virtual memories.

Prerequisite: Computer and Information Science 21 or 3130 [22]; and 3305 [27] or 3310 [27.1] or 3315 [28]. It is recommended that students be acquainted with at least two computing platforms (e.g., PC, Macintosh, UNIX workstation, IBM mainframe) before taking Computer and Information Science 3320 [25].


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