GENERAL INFORMATION - http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~nieh/teaching/e6998
Meeting Times and Location:
Spring 2021 M 10:10AM-12:00pm Zoom|
Operating Systems I.
This course will cover the underlying technologies that enable major
cloud computing providers to deliver computing resources to consumers
on-demand over the Internet, focusing primarily on virtualization and
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud models. Topics to be covered
will include many aspects of the design and implementation of
hypervisors and containers, ranging from architectural support for
virtualization to live migration to cloud computing security. The
course will have homework assignments and a final project, both of
which will involve systems programming. Students will be expected to
be familiar with Linux kernel development.
Prof. Jason Nieh.
212-939-7160, office hours: W10AM-12PM Zoom.
- Required Text:
Hardware and Software Support for Virtualization,
Edouard Bugnion, Jason Nieh, and Dan Tsafrir, Synthesis Lectures on Computer Architecture, Morgan & Claypool Publishers, February 2017.
Amazon.com and Columbia University Bookstore).
- Computing Requirements:
You should also have your own computer to take this class, on which you
Workstation for Windows or Linux,
or VMware Fusion
A CS account
will provide access
licenses and software at no additional cost. If you do not yet
have a CS account, you
one and list the instructor as the sponsor.
There will be one homework assignment that involves a
programming project assigned to everyone in the class. The
project will involve Linux kernel programming and implementation
of KVM hypervisor internals.
The project is an opportunity for you to take an active part in
exploring the subject area, as appropriate for an advanced course.
You can choose any project you want, so long as it has something to do
with virtualization and cloud computing. 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 also discuss research papers in virtualization and cloud
computing and students will be asked to lead some of those discussions.
No "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.