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CM10195: Computer systems architecture 2

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2019/0
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Computer Science
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment: CW 30%, EX 70%
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take CM10194
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To build on CM10194 Computer Systems Architecture 1. To introduce students to the layers and abstractions of modern computer systems architectures from operating systems to network interaction. To understand the storage, management and transmission of data on the computer and management of resources. To introduce the fundamental concepts of networking.

Learning Outcomes:
On completion of this unit students will be able to:
1. demonstrate knowledge of computer architectures and their abstractions, from operating systems to distributed systems
2. understand the concepts and mechanisms for the management, ownership and protection of computer resources;
3. understand various forms of network architectures
4. demonstrate familiarity with the ISO Seven-layer model, the major forms of network addressing and the means of translating between them.

Skills:
Use of IT (T/F, A), Communication (A).

Content:
Introduction to Operating Systems: what they are and what they do, history, ownership and protection of resources.
Processes, scheduling, deadlock. Interprocess communication (IPC).
Memory, virtual memory and memory management. Files, file systems.
The networking problem: interoperability via models, standards, protocols and implementations. The ISO 7-layer model. The TCP/IP 4-layer implementation and outline of its standards (RFCs) and protocols.
Basic network addressing (MAC, IP, domain names) and the links between them (ARP, DNS).
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:
NB. Postgraduate programme information will be added when the postgraduate catalogues are published in August 2019

CM10195 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Computer Science
  • USCM-AFB06 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science (Year 1)
  • USCM-AFB09 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science with Business (Year 2)
  • USCM-AAB10 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science with Business with Study year abroad (Year 2)
  • USCM-AKB10 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science with Business with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • USCM-AAB07 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science with Study year abroad (Year 1)
  • USCM-AKB07 : BSc(Hons) Computer Science with Year long work placement (Year 1)
  • USCM-AFM01 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science (Year 1)
  • USCM-AAM02 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science with Study year abroad (Year 1)
  • USCM-AKM02 : MComp(Hons) Computer Science with Year long work placement (Year 1)

CM10195 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Mathematical Sciences
  • USMA-AFB15 : BSc(Hons) Mathematical Sciences (Year 2)
  • USMA-AAB16 : BSc(Hons) Mathematical Sciences with Study year abroad (Year 2)
  • USMA-AKB16 : BSc(Hons) Mathematical Sciences with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • USMA-AFM14 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics (Year 2)
  • USMA-AAM15 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics with Study year abroad (Year 2)
  • USMA-AKM15 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 2)

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