CSE 531: Multiprocessor and Distributed Operating Systems
- Fall 2014

Video Lectures were recorded Fall 2012.

Instructor: Partha Dasgupta (click for contact and office hours info)
Class: ART 246 10:30a-11:45a (Mon = Section 1, Wed = Section 2)

TA:  Yuan Wang (Yuan.Wang.4 at asu)
TA Offce hrs: Th and Fri 10:30a-12:30p @ BY 428

Mid Term Exam: October 22 (WED) – PSH 150
Final Exam:
 Monday, Dec 8 - 9:50 - 11:40 AM (as per ASU Schedule)
Final Exam Location: SCOB 250 <<<- note

[Exams are open book, open notes. Computers allowed but no Internet]


- Final grades

Sample Exercise
Sample Exam

All exams will be open book, open notes. The scores will be curved for grade assignment. Peer discussion of project – but be careful that you work out your solutions. Any impropriety in projects and exams will be treated seriously.
- project: 30%
- midterm: 30%
- final: 40%
(Finals exam is comprehensive)


This is the jump page for CSE531/Fall 2014. This is a graduate course in Operating Systems and will cover internal, conceptual and theoretical topics of modern operating systems. Follow the links to get to the course resources, handouts, homeworks and projects.

More info on Sections and Schedules:


The class synopsis page is an important resource, and it contains details of each class and class notes. (with Audio!!)
class synopsis / lectures  << important link


 Discussion Groups (using old group)

Student Academic Integrity Policy:

Additional Reading material:
Multiprocessor Operating Systems
Readers and Writers
FAQ on Threads
Threads explained
POSIX Threads Programming [Los Alamos] [IBM]
Implementing user level threads (actual code)
CC-NUMA Operating System
Network Operating Systems
Time, Events and Distributed Locking (Lamport)
Distributed Snapshots (Chandy, Lamport)