CSE 451: Operating Systems, Autumn 2009
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Lectures: MWF 11:30-12:20 MGH 231
Section AA: Thurs 12:30-1:20 MGH 295
Section AB: Thurs 1:30-2:20 EEB 042

Who Office Hours
Ed Lazowska, Instructor
lazowska at cs.washington.edu

F 12:30-2:00, CSE 570

Slava Chernyak, TA
chernyak at cs.washington.edu

M 1:30-2:20, CSE 220
Thurs 2:30-3:20, CSE 220

Owen Kim, TA
ohechkay at cs.washington.edu

Tues 1:30-2:20, CSE 002
W 3:00-4:00, CSE 002

  • 12/21/09: Course grade histogram here.
  • 12/18/09: Final exam histogram here.
  • 12/10/09: Your peer evaluation is due at 11:59 p.m. on Monday December 14. Submitting a peer evaluation is necessary to receive credit on Project 3. Information here.
  • 12/7/09: Project 3 is due on Friday December 11 -- the last day of instruction. The final exam is Wednesday December 16. There's a course review posted as module 26 here.
  • 11/29/09: Please remember to actually read the auxiliary readings that are not labeled as "optional"!
  • 11/17/09: Project 3 has been posted. It's due at the end of the day on December 11, the last day of classes.
  • 11/7/09: Histogram of midterm results here.
  • 11/1/09: Please attend the UW CSE Distinguished Lecture given by Microsoft Chief Research and Strategy Officer Craig Mundie, this Thursday, November 5th, 4:15 p.m., Kane 120.
  • 10/23/09: Due to popular demand, the midterm has been moved to Friday November 6.
  • 10/17/09: Project 2 has been posted. It's due in two parts -- the first on Monday November 2, the second on Wednesday November 18.
  • 10/15/09: Homeworks 3 and 4 have been posted.
  • 10/11/09: Homework 2 has been posted.
  • 10/6/09: Project 1 has posted and will be discussed in section on Thursday. Please read it prior to then. Thanks. Project 1 is due on Monday October 19 at 11:59 p.m.
  • 10/5/09: Please attend Nathan Myhrvold's Distinguished Lecture: Tuesday October 6 at 3:30 in the Atrium. As with Charles Simonyi's talk, it has nothing to do with this course, but it's "science," he's a distinguished computer scientist, and it will be interesting and yummy.
  • 9/30/09: Please attend Charles Simonyi's Distinguished Lecture about his second flight to the International Space Station: Thursday October 1 at 3:30 in the Atrium. It has nothing to do with this course but you'll find it fascinating.
  • 9/27/09: Project 0 is due on Friday October 9 at 11:59 p.m.
  • 9/27/09: Homework 1 is due on Wednesday October 7 at the start of class.
  • 9/26/09: Please register for the CSE451 email list here.

Textbooks Required Operating System Concepts (8th Edition), Silberschatz, Galvin and Gagne, ISBN 978-0-470-12872-5.

Required, read it online The Linux Kernel, David Rusling.
A locally stored copy is kept here.  No attempt will be made to keep the local copy synch'ed with the official copy.

Strongly encouraged Running Linux (4th Edition), Welsh et al., ISBN 0-596-00272-6.
Unless you are already running a Linux system on a personal machine (and maybe even then) I highly recommend you read this book. Available online through the UW Libraries here.
Video Required Every OS Sucks, Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie, here.

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