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Swayam Central

Foundations to Computer Systems Design

By Prof. Kamakoti Veezhinathan   |   IIT Madras
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 students 
PREREQUISITES : NIL
INDUSTRY SUPPORT : All core computer science and engineering and computer hardware company – Intel, AMD, NVidia, Redhat, etc

Learners enrolled: 353

SUMMARY

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 27 Jan 2020
End Date : 17 Apr 2020
Exam Date : 25 Apr 2020
Enrollment Ends : 03 Feb 2020
Category :
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course

    COURSE LAYOUT

    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

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    1.The Elements of Computing Systems, Noam Nisan and Shimon Schocken, MIT Press, 2008.
    2. Reference material URL: www.nand2tetris.org

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Prof. Kamakoti Veezhinathan

    IIT Madras
    V. Kamakoti is a Professor at Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Madras. He specializes in the area of Computer Architecture and embedded systems, VLSI design and Information Security.

    COURSE CERTIFICATE

    • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
    • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    • Date and Time of Exams: 25th April 2020, Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
    • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
    • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

    CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE:
    • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments
     given in the course. 
    • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
    • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. 
    • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
    • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
    • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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