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Software environments ( 6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL)


Leader: D Thomson

Gippsland SA-02 2005 (OCL)
Hong Kong SA-02 2005 (OCL)
Singapore SA-02 2005 (OCL)
Gippsland Second semester 2005 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2005 (OCL)
Hong Kong Second semester 2005 (OCL)
OS-HKG-CID Second semester 2005 (OCL)
Singapore Second semester 2005 (OCL)
Gippsland Summer 2005 (OCL)
Hong Kong Summer 2005 (OCL)
Singapore Summer 2005 (OCL)

Synopsis: The environment in which software is developed and used needs to be understood in order to make the most effective use of the capabilities of the underlying operating system. Topics include: Processes and threads: interprocess communication, scheduling. Deadlock: detection, prevention, avoidance. Memory management: allocation, swapping, virtual memory. Input/output principles and examples. File systems. Multimedia support: audio, video. Security: authentication, cryptography, common attacks, principles of secure system administration. Case studies: Characteristics of major PC operating systems

Assessment: Assignments: 30% Examination (3 hours): 70%

Contact Hours: 4 hours per week

Prerequisites: GCO2812 or GCO9802

Prohibitions: GCO2814, CFR1140, COT1140, CSC2020, CSE2302, RDT2141