GENERAL INFORMATION - http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~nieh/teaching/e6118
Meeting Times and Location:
Fall 2023 R 2:10-4:00pm Mudd 337
Operating Systems I, proficient in C programming
Study of advanced operating system topics with a focus on
infrastructure technologies for enabling cloud computing, including
virtual machines, containers, resource management, system software
reliability and verification, and security.
Course will involve readings and discussion of
papers on recent developments in operating system
research. A course project is required. Course will develop
understanding of operating systems and distributed systems as well as
project management, research methodology, and technical presentation
and writing skills.
Prof. Jason Nieh,
office hours: T2:00-4:00pm CSB 518.
- TA: Xuheng Li,
office hours: W3:00-5:00pm CSB 488
- Required Text:
Operating Systems II Course Papers
- Optional Text:
Linux Kernel Development
(3rd Edition), Robert Love, Addison-Wesley
Professional, New York, NY, 2010 (available from
- Optional Text:
Hardware and Software Support for Virtualization,
Edouard Bugnion, Jason Nieh, and Dan Tsafrir, Synthesis Lectures on Computer Architecture, Morgan & Claypool Publishers, February 2017.
- Computing Requirements:
You should also have your own computer to take this class, on which you
Workstation for Windows or Linux, or
Fusion for macOS.
There will be one homework assignment that involves a
programming project assigned to everyone in the class. The
project will involve Linux kernel programming.
The project is an opportunity for you to take an active part in
exploring the subject area, as appropriate for an advanced course.
Projects are to be done in teams of your own choosing.
The course is discussion-based and students are expected to read
materials in advanced and be prepared to participate in discussions
during live class; recordings will not be offered.
We will discuss research papers and students will be asked to lead
some of those discussions.
No midterm, final, or "extra credit" work
OPEN DOOR POLICY
We would like the course to run smoothly and enjoyably. Feel free to
let us know what you find just, good, and interesting about the
course. Let us know sooner about the reverse. See us, leave us a
note, or send us email.