Computing Platforms – Spring 2020 – Overview

Overview | Papers | Schedule



The seminar will cover core concepts and ideas in the general area of computer systems, ranging from software and hardware architectures to system design for operating systems, data processing systems, and distributed systems. The focus will be on fundamental ideas that apply across systems and application areas but with an emphasis on those ideas that apply to cloud platforms and hardware accelerators.



The seminar will consist on student presentations based on a list of papers that will be provided at the beginning of the course. Presentations will be done in teams. Presentations will be arranged in slots of 30 minutes talk plus 15 minutes questions. Grades will be assigned based on quality of the presentation, coverage of the topic including material not in the original papers, participation during the seminar, and ability to understand, present, and criticize the underlying technology.


Seminar Hours

Mondays, 3-5pm, in CHN D 44 via video conference (create an account with your "" address here).





  • Slides on Introduction and Organisation [PDF]