Advanced Topics in Operating Systems


Stanford School of Engineering


In this course students study advanced operating system topics and are exposed to recent developments in operating systems research. This course involves readings and lectures on classic and new journal and conference papers.


Operating Systems and Systems Programming (Stanford Course: CS140) or equivalent

Topics include

  • Concurrent execution
  • Memory management using things like virtual memory and memory allocations
  • Scalability such as lock-free data structures
  • File systems
  • Operating system architecture
  • Virtualization
  • Security such as data security, integrity and authentication
  • The history and experience of systems programming

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