This is an introduction to operating systems concepts and techniques. The course aims to give all students a solid foundation in systems issues while providing challenges for the keen students which will hopefully create a desire to learn more.
|COMP9242 Advanced Operating
This course was first offered in 1997. It provides an in-depth coverage of operating systems concepts and implementation issues. A number of current research issues in operatings systems are examined. The subject is heavily project-based; students develop their own operating system based on the L4 microkernel
The subject uses the Advanced Systems Teaching (ASysT) Lab, which has been set up specifically to support this subject (and similar ones in the future). It features locally developed computing nodes based on MIPS R4700 64-bit CPUs running L4.
|COMP9243 Distributed Systems|
This course was first offered in 2000. It provides a detailed coverage of distributed systems, with a particular emphasis on operating systems issues.
|COMP9930 Readings in Computer Science & Engineering|
This course was first offered in 2000 as a readings course for new PhD students. My version of this course, naturally, focuses on the Computer Systems area.
Out of this came my list of student Heroes of Operating Systems at UNSW.