Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject is not offered in 2012.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 one-hour lectures (two per week) and 12 two-hour workshops (one per week) |
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Semester 1, Semester 2
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
Associate Professor Tim baldwin
Over the last half century, computers have improved at a faster rate than almost any other technology on the planet, yet the principles on which they work have remained mostly constant. In this subject, students will learn how computer systems work "under the hood". This knowledge is essential for writing secure software, for writing high performance software, and for writing software to exploit the power of multicore computers. Topics covered include: introduction to computer organization; the hardware/software interface; the role of the operating system; the memory hierarchy (caches, virtual memory, and working sets); interrupt handling, processes and scheduling; file systems; and introduction to multiprocessors and synchronization.
On completion of this subject, students should be able to understand and write:
To pass the subject, students must obtain at least 50% overall
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
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On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
Computing and Software Systems |
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