Operating Systems (OS)


Here is an introduction to the course for those deciding whether to take it.

Instructors: Michael O'Boyle(mob AT inf.ed.ac.uk), IF1.06

Teaching Assistant: Tom Spink (t.spink AT sms.ed.ac.uk, IF-1.34, Office hours: 10:00am-11:00am on Tue and Wed or by appointment)

Timings and Venue: Semester 2 - to be announced shortly

Main Textbook: A. Silberschatz, P. Galvin and G. Gagne, "Operating System Concepts", 9th International student edition, John Wiley, 2013
Recommended: W. Stallings, "Operating Systems, Internals and Design Principles", 5th edition or later, Prentice Hall, 2005



Class Discussion: We will use Piazza for group discussion regarding coursework. Please visit http://piazza.com/ed.ac.uk/fall2014/os for guidelines.

Feedback: Summative feedback is given on the assessed coursework as detailed above. Formative feedback/forward is given by: question and answer during lectures; tutorial sessions in lecture slots held on demand; for the practical exercise, by Q&A on the class mailing list in order for students to check whether they are heading in the right direction; and by a scheduled session a few weeks before the exam.

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