Apr 24, 2015: DP Report
Report assignment is now live. Like the proposal, it includes
both a team document (the report) and an individual cover memo. The
report is due May 8th, 2015, at 5:00pm.
Apr 7, 2015: DP Presentations
Presentation assignment is now live. Your recitation instructor
will contact you with details about how to schedule your
Mar 31, 2015: Updated DP Requirements
As mentioned in the design project write-up, new requirements
emerge in real-world systems all the time. Simple, modular designs
can typically accommodate these changes.
To that end, we have added two additional requirements to the
design project. See
Mar 31, 2015: Quiz 1
Quiz 1 is this Friday, 4/3, at 2pm. The quiz location
depends on your last name;
schedule for details. If you cannot make the quiz at 2pm due to
a class conflict — and note that there is no tutorial on
Friday, so "6.033 tutorial" is not a valid class conflict — we
will hold a make-up at 1pm in 50-340.
Please email Katrina if you
need to take the make-up.
More relevant information is on
1 FAQ page.
Mar 17, 2015: Quiz 1 Practice
As Quiz 1 approaches, we want to make sure everyone knows that there
quizzes online to help you study.
Mar 6, 2015: Design Project Errata
Just like in the real-world, the design
project is underspecificed. From time to time we will update
the design document to add clarifications. We've just posted the
first update, and will announce any further updates on Piazza.
Feb 27, 2015: Design Project
semester's design project. The project includes three
deliverables: a proposal, an oral presentation, and a report. The
proposal is due first, and you can find specific proposal guidelines
Feb 9, 2015: Snow
Due to the spectacular amount of snow we've been having, we've
adjusted the schedule for 6.033, as well as the due dates of some
upcoming assignments. Please check
for more information,
and Piazza for
any further updates.
Feb 5, 2015: Important: Recitation and Tutorial
Recitation and tutorial assignment are now
available online. Please
check your assignment and email 6.033-tas ASAP if you have a schedule
Jan 29, 2015: First Day of Class
begins on Tuesday February 3rd with a recitation. Please look up your
(if you were assigned a section by the registrar, that page should
reflect the same assignment). Please consult
this list to see where your section is
your recitation and tutorial preferences for the rest of
the semester. Please input your information by 5:00pm on
Wednesday February 4th. By 10:00pm on Wednesday February 4th (or
sooner), we will assign a binding list of recitation assignments for
the rest of the term, and post them to this page. This assignment
will also tell you where to go for your first writing tutorial on
Friday, February 6th.
Jan 20, 2015: Discussion, questions, feedback
6.033 uses Piazza for online discussions and questions. Please join
the 6.033 class
on Piazza. You will be able to ask questions, discuss problems, and
provide feedback. To provide anonymous feedback to the staff,
see this page.
Jan 7, 2015: Textbook
6.033 will be using Saltzer and Kaashoek's
of Computer System Design: An Introduction (Morgan
Kaufmann 2009), which you can find at the MIT COOP. The text
supplements the lectures and recitations; it should be your first
resource when you are confused by a lecture topic, or want more