Prof. Butler Lampson
Prof. Martin Rinard
6.826 provides an introduction to the basic principles of computer systems, with emphasis on the use of rigorous techniques as an aid to understanding and building modern computing systems. Particular attention is paid to concurrent and distributed systems. Topics covered include: specification and verification, concurrent algorithms, synchronization, naming, networking, replication techniques (including distributed cache management), and principles and algorithms for achieving reliability.
Lampson, Butler, and Martin Rinard. 6.826 Principles of Computer Systems, Spring 2002. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/6-826-principles-of-computer-systems-spring-2002 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA