Principles of Computer Systems


Stanford School of Engineering


Expand your knowledge of engineering computer systems and develop a critical perspective. This course covers the principles and practice of engineering of computer software and hardware systems, including techniques for controlling complexity, virtual memory, and threads. Systems concepts will be reinforced and practiced using relevant case studies.


Computer Organizations and Systems (Stanford Course CS107)

Topics include

  • Strong modularity using client-server design
  • Atomicity and coordination of parallel activities
  • Security and encryption
  • Performance optimizations

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