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Courses - Fall 2017
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Introduction to Computer Systems
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in CMSC132; and minimum grade of C- in MATH141.
Corequisite: CMSC250.
Credit only granted for: CMSC212, (CMSC213 and CMSC313), or CMSC216.
Machine representation of data including integers and floating point. Modern computer architectural features and their interaction with software (registers, caches). Interaction between user programs and the OS: system class, process, and thread management. Optimizing software to improve runtime performance using both compilers and hand turning.