Topic 6

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6.1 – Resource Management (HL only)

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System resources
6.1.1Identify the resources that need to be managed within a computer system6.1.1 Video
6.1.2Evaluate the resources available in a variety of computer systems6.1.2Video
6.1.3Identify the limitations of a range of resources in a specified computer system6.1.3 Video
6.1.4Describe the possible problems resulting from the limitations in the resources in a computer system6.1.4 
Role of the operating system
6.1.5Explain the role of the operating system in terms of managing memory, peripherals and hardware interfaces6.1.5 Video
6.1.7Outline OS resource management techniques: scheduling, policies, multitasking, virtual memory, paging, interrupt, polling 6.1.7 Video
6.1.8Discuss the advantages of producing a dedicated operating system for a device 6.1.8Video
6.1.9Outline how an operating system hides the complexity of the hardware from users and applications 6.1.9