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Operating System Design

6 LP


#40619 / #4

SS 2017 - SS 2018

Fakultät IV

EN 6

Institut für Telekommunikationssysteme

34331300 FG Kommunikations- und Betriebssysteme

Heiß, Hans-Ulrich

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POS-Nummer PORD-Nummer Modultitel
60840 18092 Operating System Design

Learning Outcomes

Students who have successfully finished this module have an advanced knowledge of operating systems. They are aware of different architectural approaches and know their advantages and disadvantages. They have acquired the ability for well-founded design decisions based on qualitative and quantitative arguments. They have a sound knowledge of modern approaches like microkernels, virtual machines, and distributed operating systems.


Operating system architecture, micro- and macrokernels, design principles, resource management, virtualization, distributed OS, modern file systems, queuing models

Module Components


All Courses are mandatory.

Course Name Type Number Cycle Language SWS
Operating System Design VL 0432 L 525 WS No information 3
Operating System Design UE 0432 L 525 WS No information 1

Workload and Credit Points

Operating System Design (VL):

Workload description Multiplier Hours Total
Preparation and follow-up 15.0 1.0h 15.0h
Presence 15.0 3.0h 45.0h
60.0h(~2 LP)

Operating System Design (UE):

Workload description Multiplier Hours Total
Assignments 1.0 45.0h 45.0h
Preparation and follow-up 15.0 1.0h 15.0h
Presence 15.0 1.0h 15.0h
75.0h(~3 LP)

Course-independent workload:

Workload description Multiplier Hours Total
Exam preparation 1.0 45.0h 45.0h
45.0h(~2 LP)
The Workload of the module sums up to 180.0 Hours. Therefore the module contains 6 Credits.

Description of Teaching and Learning Methods

The lecture conveys the material in traditional form. The tutorial encompasses interactive discussion of issues related to the lecture material. Students may present results of their assignments (homework).

Requirements for participation and examination

Desirable prerequisites for participation in the courses:

Basic bachelor knowledge on operating systems and computer architecture is required.

Mandatory requirements for the module test application:

1. Requirement:
[KBS] Operating System Design Assignments

Module completion



Type of exam:

Written exam




120 minutes

Duration of the Module

This module can be completed in one semester.

Maximum Number of Participants

The maximum capacity of students is 40.

Registration Procedures


Recommended reading, Lecture notes

Lecture notes

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Electronical lecture notes

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Additional information:


Recommended literature
Stallings, W.: Operating Systems: Internals and Design Principles, 5th ed., Prentice Hall, 2004. • Bacon, J.; Harris. T.: Operating Systems, Addison Wesley, 2003. • Deitel, H. M. et al.: Operating Systems, Prentice Hall, 2004. • Silberschatz, A. et al.: Operating System Concepts 7th ed., John Wiley, 2005. • Singhal, M.; Shivaratri, N.: Advanced Concepts in Operating Systems, McGraw-Hill, 1994. • Tanenbaum, A. S.; van Steen, M.: Distributed Systems, 2nd ed., Pearson, 2007, • Sinha, P. K.: Distributed Operating Systems, IEEE Press, 1997. • Chow, R.; Johnson, Th.: Distributed Operating Systems & Algorithms, Addison Wesley, 1997. • Galli, D.: Distributed Operating Systems, Prentice Hall, 2000. • Kleinrock, L.: Queueing Systems, Vol. I+II, John Wiley, 1975.

Assigned Degree Programs

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Students of other degrees can participate in this module without capacity testing.

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    Students of other degrees can participate in this module without capacity testing.


    The module is offered every year.