Computer Science 262A

Title Advanced Topics in Computer Systems
Units 4
Prerequisites 162 and entrance exam.
Description Graduate survey of systems for managing computation and information, covering a breadth of topics: early systems; volatile memory management, including virtual memory and buffer management; persistent memory systems, including both file systems and transactional storage managers; storage metadata, physical vs. logical naming, schemas, process scheduling, threading and concurrency control; system support for networking, including remote procedure calls, transactional RPC, TCP, and active messages; security infrastructure; extensible systems and APIs; performance analysis and engineering of large software systems. Homework assignments, exam, and term paper or project required.
Sections Instructor Teaching Effectiveness How worthwhile was this course?
Fall 2016 Ion Stoica 6.2 / 7 6.1 / 7
Spring 2016 John Kubiatowicz 6.4 / 7 6.4 / 7
Fall 2014 John Kubiatowicz 6.1 / 7 5.8 / 7
Fall 2013 Anthony Joseph 5.8 / 7 5.5 / 7
John Kubiatowicz 5.9 / 7 5.5 / 7
Fall 2012 Anthony Joseph 5.6 / 7 5.1 / 7
John Kubiatowicz 5.9 / 7 5.2 / 7
Fall 2011 Eric Brewer 6.4 / 7 6.2 / 7
Fall 2010 Eric Brewer 6.8 / 7 6.2 / 7
Fall 2009 Eric Brewer 6.3 / 7 5.6 / 7
Fall 2008 Eric Brewer 6.4 / 7 6.1 / 7
Spring 2008 Eric Brewer 6.3 / 7 6.1 / 7
Joseph Hellerstein 6.3 / 7 6.0 / 7
Fall 2006 Joseph Hellerstein 6.1 / 7 5.8 / 7
Fall 2005 Joseph Hellerstein 5.9 / 7 6.1 / 7
Timothy Roscoe 5.6 / 7 5.9 / 7
Fall 2004 Eric Brewer 6.3 / 7 6.4 / 7
Michael Franklin 5.4 / 7 6.1 / 7
Fall 2003 Eric Brewer 6.6 / 7 6.5 / 7
Fall 2002 Eric Brewer 6.4 / 7 6.0 / 7
Fall 2001 Joseph Hellerstein 5.7 / 7 5.3 / 7
Anthony Joseph 4.9 / 7 5.2 / 7
Fall 2000 Eric Brewer 5.7 / 7 5.9 / 7
Joseph Hellerstein 6.0 / 7 5.9 / 7
Overall Rating Teaching Effectiveness How worthwhile was this course?
6.1 / 7 5.9 / 7
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