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System Design and Implementation

System Design and Implementation
Type: Lecture
Chair: System Architecture
Semester: ST 2009
Place:

SR -134 (Bldg. 50.41 (AVG), UG)

Time:

Tuesday, 17.30 - 19.00

Lecturer:

Prof. Dr. Frank Bellosa, Jan Stoess

Lecture System Design and Implementation ST 2009
Date Speaker Title Source

21.04.2009

Jan Stoess

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23.04.2009

Jan Stoess

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28.04.2009

Jan Stoess

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30.04.2009

Jan Stoess

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05.05.2009

Jan Stoess

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07.05.2009

Jan Stoess

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12.05.2009

Jan Stoess

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14.05.2009

Jan Stoess

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19.05.2009

Jan Stoess

26.05.2009

Philipp Kupferschmied

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28.05.2009

SDI Group 4: Martin Riedlberger, Tobias Modschiedler

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28.05.2009

SDI Group 7: Fabian Sperber, Martin Ritter

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02.06.2009

Jan Stoess

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04.06.2009

SDI Group 6: Till Schuberth, Victor van Santen

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04.06.2009

SD Group 2: Stefan Braehler, Martin Kiefel

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09.06.2009

Jan Stoess

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16.06.2009

Jan Stoess

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18.06.2009

SDI Group 5: Felix Palmen, Alexander Roeckel 

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18.06.2009

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Contents

During this hands-on course small teams (2-3) of students design and build their own little multi-server operating systems on top of the L4Ka::Pistachio microkernel. Among the goals is to gain practical experience in the design and implementation of a large software project within a team.
SDI lecture focuses on different "building blocks" of operating systems (e.g., communication, multi-tasking/-processing, virtual memory management, file services) and presents examples and case-studies found in contemporary operating systems. It is (mandatorily) combined with the SDI lab, which gives the students the opportunity to design (and later implement), team wise, their own little multi-sever operating system on top of the L4Ka::Pistachio microkernel. Once we have introduced build environment, tools, and example code, we will focus on incorporating the building blocks from lecture into our to-be-designed OS, and have each team present their own design ideas for one particular aspect. Subsequent lab slots are reserved for implementation.

Organization

We offer access to development machines and test infrastructure in room 149. Tutors will provide help (times subject to negotiation). Expect several hours of work per week to have a working implementation by the end of the course.

Prerequisites

You attended the lecture System Architecture; so you should have a good understanding of OS concepts. Having attended the lecture Microkernel Construction is certainly helpful, but the initial L4 crash course will be enough to get you started. However, attending Microkernel Construction is recommended to understand the details of in-kernel Whys and Hows. During the course you will write C or C++ code. Basic programming skills in C will do; C++ is fine, too.