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Computer Science (COMP)

School of Computer Science
Faculty of Science

COMP 3000 [0.5 credit]

Operating Systems

A first course in operating systems stressing fundamental issues in design: process management; memory management; process co-ordination and synchronization; interprocess communication; real-time clock management; i/o device drivers; file systems; frame-level network communication. Assignments involve the use, modification, and extension of a multitasking operating system.
Precludes additional credit for SYSC 3001.
Prerequisites: one of COMP 2402, COMP 2002 or SYSC 2002, and one of COMP 2003 or SYSC 3003.
Lectures three hours a week.

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