Splash at Northwestern: Winter Splash February 26th, 2023


NU Splash Biography

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ADAM SEERING, ESP Teacher




College: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Major: Computer Science

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Past Classes

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M25: How Operating Systems Work: The Gory Details in Splash 2010 (Apr. 03, 2010)
Have you ever wondered how your computer can process so many things at once, if it only has one processor? When they say that the next version of Windows is "faster and more secure!", exactly what does that mean? In this class, we'll be looking at the technical stuff that makes an operating system tick. For the first part, we'll look at some low-level stuff; memory management, process and disk scheduling, and the like. For the second half, we'll look at how current operating systems (Windows, MacOS X, Linux, and possibly others) use these ideas to (in theory) make your computer work better.