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Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Foundations to Computer Systems Design

Indian Institute of Technology Madras and NPTEL via Swayam


The Computer Architecture and Organization, Operating Systems, and Compilers are three fundamental pillar courses for both Computer Science and Engineering; and, Electrical and Electronics engineering students. The current course presents a cross-layer view of the three pillars, which help the student appreciate the contributions, interactions and challenges related to each of these pillars from the view of the total systems engineering.
INTENDED AUDIENCE : Undergraduate/Post Graduate studentsPREREQUISITES : NILINDUSTRY SUPPORT : All core computer science and engineering and computer hardware company – Intel, AMD, NVidia, Redhat, etc



Week 1: Introduction to Boolean Logic
Week 2: Introduction to Boolean Algebra
Week 3: Introduction to Sequential Logic
Week 4: Machine Language Specification
Week 5: HACK – A Simple Computer Microarchitecture
Week 6: Assembly Language Fundamentals
Week 7: Introduction to Stack Based Virtual Machine
Week 8: Language and Interpreter for Virtual Machines
Week 9: Introduction to JACK – High Level Language
Week 10: Front-end JACK Compiler
Week 11: Back-end JACK Compiler
Week 12: Introduction to Operating Systems

Taught by

Prof. Kamakoti


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