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Georgia Institute of Technology

Advanced Operating Systems

Georgia Institute of Technology via Udacity


In this course, we will see all the advances that have led to the state-of-the-art operating system that we know today, covering variety of platforms -- cell phones, multi-core, parallel systems, distributed systems, and cloud computing.


  • Abstractions
    • Hardware Resources,OS Functionality,Managing the CPU and Memory
  • OS Structure
    • The SPIN Approach,The Exokernel Approach,The L3 Micro-Kernel Approach
  • Virtualization
    • Intro to Virtualization,Memory Virtualization,CPU and Device Virtualization
  • Parallelism
    • Shared Memory Machines,Synchronization,Communication
  • Distributed Systems
    • Definitions,Lamport Clocks,Latency limits
  • Distributed Object Technology
    • Spring Operating System,Java RMI,Enterprise Java Beans
  • Design and Implementation of Distributed Services
    • Global Memory System,Distributed Shared Memory,Distributed File System
  • System Recovery
    • Lightweight Recoverable Virtual Memory,Rio Vista,Quicksilver
  • Internet Scale Computing
    • Giant Scale Services,MapReduce,Content Delivery Networks
  • Real-Time and Multimedia
    • Time sensitive Linux,Persistent temporal streams

Taught by

Kishore Ramachandran


4.8 rating, based on 6 Class Central reviews

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  • Anonymous
    Advanced material, In depth explanations, Accurate descriptions, Fun to watch, Good material. The supplementary review course is worth watching also.
  • Hitham AL_Manasser
    It was a wonderful and very informative course

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  • Anonymous
    This course is really good. I could understand many concepts quite easily. Reading material is a suffiencet enough to learn. Thank you a lot both GIT & Udacity.
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