Architecture and performance of computer systems

LINGI2241  2018-2019  Louvain-la-Neuve

Architecture and performance of computer systems
6.0 credits
30.0 h + 30.0 h
1q

Teacher(s)
Sadre Ramin ;
Language
Anglais
Main themes
  • Organization of operating systems
  • Management of devices by the operating system
  • Management of storage devices by the operating system
  • Filesystems
  • Virtualization
  • Evaluation and improvement of performance of computer systems
Aims
Given the learning outcomes of the "Master in Computer Science and Engineering" program, this course contributes to the development, acquisition and evaluation of the following learning outcomes:
  • INFO1.1-3
  • INFO2.4-5
  • INFO5.2-5
  • INFO6.1, INFO6.3
Given the learning outcomes of the "Master [120] in Computer Science" program, this course contributes to the development, acquisition and evaluation of the following learning outcomes:
  • SINF1.1-3
  • SINF2.4-5
  • SINF5.2-5
  • SINF6.1, SINF6.3
Given the learning outcomes of the "Master [60] in Computer Science" program, this course contributes to the development, acquisition and evaluation of the following learning outcomes:
  • 1SINF1.M1 1SINF1.M2
  • 1SINF2.4-5
  • 1SINF5.2-5
  • 1SINF6.1, 1SINF6.3
Students completing this course successfully will be able to
  • compare different implementations for operating systems and highlight the advantages and disadvantages of these achievements
  • explain the interactions between the operating system and the hardware (storage, network, virtualization)
  • evaluate the performance of a computer system
  • identify factors that limit the performance of a computer system

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.

Evaluation methods
Evaluation methods:
- Project (40% of the final mark)
- Final exam (60% of the final mark)

The project work is mandatory and cannot be repeated for the second examination session.

The report will be evaluated only once and can not be represented in the second session.

Other information

Background :

  • basic computer architecture and operating systems concepts (LSINF1252)
  • computer networks organisation and protocols LINGI1341
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Program title
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [120] in Computer Science and Engineering
6
-

Master [120] in Data Science Engineering
6
-

Master [120] in data Science: Information technology
6
-

Master [60] in Computer Science
6
-

Master [120] in Computer Science
6
-