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Introduction to Computer Systems

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.

Sister Courses: CMSC216

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