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Prereq.: C, 6.033, and 6.170 (and, by implication, 6.004)
6.097 teaches the design and implementation of operating systems. At the end of this class you will understand virtual memory, threads, context switches, kernels, interrupts, system calls, interprocess communication, coordination, and the interaction between software and hardware. The class will be organized as lectures and a substantial lab. The lectures will cover basic operating system concepts using (research) papers and the lab will allow you to apply the concepts. You will be developing individually a minimal operating system from scratch, which can run on a standard Intel x86 personal computer. You will write the operating system in C (and a minimal amount of x86 assembly).
Students can use 6.097 to fulfill the engineering concentration requirements for Computer Systems.
Grades in 6.097 will be based on the results of two quizzes (one during the term and one in final's week), lab exercises, and class participation.
Lectures will be held on Monday and Wednesday from 11am to 12:30pm in 36-372.
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