CSE 531: Multiprocessor and Distributed Operating Systems
- Fall 2019

Instructor: Partha Dasgupta
Class: MW 12:55p-2:10p @ COORL1-20

TA/Grader information
Office: BYENG 221
Preethi Raman, praman5 at asu Mon 10-12 pm, Fri 10-12 pm
Rutvik Nakka, rnakka1 at asu, Wed 3-4pm
Ritesh Thakur, rthakur8 at asu, Tue 12-1pm


Mid Term Exam: Mon Oct 21 in class
Final Exam:
Wed Dec 11, 12:10-2:00p (as per ASU Schedule)
[Exams are open book, open notes. Computers allowed but no Internet]



Sample Exam

Note: Projects need to be done in groups of 2. No exceptions.

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%
(Final exam is comprehensive)


This is the jump page for CSE531/Fall 2015. 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.

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

class notes and audio << 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)