263-3820-00L  Supporting Parallelism in Operating Systems and Programming Languages

Semester Autumn Semester 2012
Lecturers A. K. Kourtis
Periodicity yearly course
Language of instruction English


Abstract The course covers such as synchronization, scheduling and memory management. The topics will be dealt in a holistic manner - i.e., how the OS deals with it internally, what kind of interfaces are exported to user-space and how are they implemented, how are these interfaces utilized by libraries or language run-time systems, what is the high-level interface provided to the programmer.
Objective The goal of this course is to explore how parallelism is supported and managed in low-level software systems. The focus will be on two classes of systems: Operating Systems and Programming Languages.
Content The course will cover such as synchronization, scheduling and memory management. The topics will be dealt in a holistic manner - i.e., how the OS deals with it internally, what kind of interfaces are exported to user-space and how are they implemented, how are these interfaces utilized by libraries or language run-time systems, what is the high-level interface provided to the programmer.