Operating Systems & Parallel Algorithms

Meeting Times
  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:00 to 9:50am (Grinnell time) on Microsoft Teams
Office Hours
  • Monday: 2:30pm–4pm
  • Tuesday: 10am–11am
  • Thursday: 2:30pm–4pm
  • Friday: 10am–11:30am
  • Reserve a time, or drop in when I am unbooked.

  • Isa Nation
  • Quang Nguyen
Mentor Office Hours
  • Sunday: 3pm–4pm with Quang
  • Monday: 10am–11am with Quang
  • Tuesday: 11am–noon with Isa
  • Wednesday: 10am–11am with Quang
  • Thursday: 11am–noon with Isa

About this course

Welcome to the spring 2021 term 1 session of CSC 213: Operating Systems and Parallel Algorithms. In this course, we will learn what is happening a level of abstraction below your programs when you run them on a modern computer. We will learn how the OS and runtime libraries providing useful services to programs, how the OS manages scarce resources like CPU time and memory, how access to storage and network devices is controlled, and the role that hardware plays in each of these concerns.