Students interested in operating systems study how to tackle system related problems. Furthermore, students can learn how to program small and medium sized systems in Java. We focus on problems concerning concurrent processes especially on those with potential race conditions. Besides some wellknown concurrency problems like the dining philosopher-, the N-buffer, the producer-/consumer-, the reader-/writer-problem more application oriented competition problems will be discussed.
The course presupposes a solid knowledge of Java.
Programming, testing, and demonstrating the experimental results can be done in our lab (room 149). Every week we will have a meeting in the Multimediahörsaal (-102). Students can discuss the basic design and implementation problems and they can present their intermediate and final results. The intended experiments shouldn't take more than two or three hours per week per participant. Along with each experiment we will hand out a description of the experiment, i.e. a guideline how to proceed step by step. We expect that each team will document all their intermediate series of tests.
During the preliminary meeting on Tuesday, October 21, 2008, 8:00, in HS -102 (UG) we will fix the dates, arrange the groups, and talk about organizing details. If you have still questions about the course, please contact: Mr. Dipl.-Math. G. Liefländer, Room 160, Building 50.34, E-Mail: liefira.uka.de