Distributed Operating Systems / Edition 1

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Overview

As distributed computer systems become more pervasive, there is a need for a book that explains how their operating systems are designed and implemented. This book, which is a revised and expanded Part II of the best selling MODERN OPERATING SYSTEMS, fulfills that need. KEY TOPICS: It covers the material from the original book, including communication, synchronization, processes and file systems, and adds new material on distributed shared memory. It also contains 4 detailed case studies, Amoeba, Mach, Chorus, and OSF/DCE. Tanenbaum's trademark writing style provides the reader with a thorough yet concise treatment of distributed systems.

As distributed computer systems become more pervasive, there is a need for a book that explains how their operating systems are designed and implemented. This book fulfills that need, covering such areas as communication, synchronization, processes, and file systems. It includes new material on distributed shared memory and detailed case studies for Amoeba, Mach, Chorus, and OSF/DCE.

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An expanded Part II of Tanenbaum's Distributed Operating Systems, covering material from the original book, including communication, synchronization, processes, and file systems, with new material on distributed shared memory, real-time and fault-tolerant distributed systems, and ATM networks. Contains case studies in Amoeba, Mach, Chorus, and OSF/DCE. This is a serious book. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132199087
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 8/23/1994
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 614
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.05 (h) x 1.49 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. Introduction to Distributed Systems.

2. Communication in Distributed Systems.

3. Synchronization in Distributed Systems.

4. Processes and Processors in Distributed Systems.

5. Distributed File Systems.

6. Distributed Shared Memory.

7. Case Study I: Amoeba.

8. Case Study II: Mach.

9. Case Study III: Chorus.

10. Case Study IV: DCE.

Index.

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