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

SemesterAutumn Semester 2012
LecturersA. K. Kourtis
Periodicityyearly course
Language of instructionEnglish


AbstractThe 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.
ObjectiveThe 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.
ContentThe 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.