Computer System Engineering 6.033 Spring 2009

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This course covers topics on the engineering of computer software and hardware systems: techniques for controlling complexity; strong modularity using client-server design, virtual memory, and threads; networks; atomicity and coordination of parallel activities; recovery and reliability; privacy, security, and encryption; and impact of computer systems on society. Case studies of working systems and readings from the current literature provide comparisons and contrasts. Two design projects are required, and students engage in extensive written communication exercises.

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Computer System Engineering 6.033 Spring 2009
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18 Pages
2014
English US
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Sample Questions from the Computer System Engineering 6.033 Spring 2009 Exam

Question: 1. [6 points]: Which of the following statements is true for UNIX as described in reading #5 (Ritchie and Thompson. "The UNIX time-sharing system”, Bell System Technical Journal, 57, 6, part 2, 1978)?

Choices:

True

False

Question: 2. [8 points]: Which of the following statements is true of the X Window System as described in Reading #6 (Scheifler and Gettys. "The X window System”, ACM Trans. on Graphics, Vol 5, 2, April 1986)?

Choices:

True

False

Question: 1. [6 points]: Which of the following statements is true for UNIX as described in reading #5 (Ritchie and Thompson. "The UNIX time-sharing system”, Bell System Technical Journal, 57, 6, part 2, 1978)?

Choices:

True

False

Question: 1. [6 points]: Which of the following statements is true for UNIX as described in reading #5 (Ritchie and Thompson. "The UNIX time-sharing system”, Bell System Technical Journal, 57, 6, part 2, 1978)?

Choices:

True

False

Question: 3. [8 points]: Which of the following statements about the Lockset algorithm as used in the Race-Track paper (Reading #7 "RaceTrack: Efficient Detection of Data Race Conditions via Adaptive Tracking” by Yu, Rodeheffer, and Chen, Proc. of the 20th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles, 2005) is true?

Choices:

True

False

Question: 2. [8 points]: Which of the following statements is true of the X Window System as described in Reading #6 (Scheifler and Gettys. "The X window System”, ACM Trans. on Graphics, Vol 5, 2, April 1986)?

Choices:

True

False

Question: 1. [6 points]: Which of the following statements is true for UNIX as described in reading #5 (Ritchie and Thompson. "The UNIX time-sharing system”, Bell System Technical Journal, 57, 6, part 2, 1978)?

Choices:

True

False

Question: 2. [8 points]: Which of the following statements is true of the X Window System as described in Reading #6 (Scheifler and Gettys. "The X window System”, ACM Trans. on Graphics, Vol 5, 2, April 1986)?

Choices:

True

False

Question: 1. [6 points]: Which of the following statements is true for UNIX as described in reading #5 (Ritchie and Thompson. "The UNIX time-sharing system”, Bell System Technical Journal, 57, 6, part 2, 1978)?

Choices:

True

False

Question: 2. [8 points]: Which of the following statements is true of the X Window System as described in Reading #6 (Scheifler and Gettys. "The X window System”, ACM Trans. on Graphics, Vol 5, 2, April 1986)?

Choices:

True

False

Question: 1. [6 points]: Which of the following statements is true for UNIX as described in reading #5 (Ritchie and Thompson. "The UNIX time-sharing system”, Bell System Technical Journal, 57, 6, part 2, 1978)?

Choices:

True

False

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Source:  Morris, Robert, and Samuel Madden. 6.033 Computer System Engineering, Spring 2009. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/6-033-computer-system-engineering-spring-2009 (Accessed 2 May, 2014). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
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