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Operating System Concepts (8TH 09 - Old Edition)by Abraham Silberschatz
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Keep pace with the fast-developing world of operating systems
Open-source operating systems, virtual machines, and clustered computing are among the leading fields of operating systems and networking that are rapidly changing. With substantial revisions and organizational changes, Silberschatz, Galvin, and Gagne’s Operating System Concepts, Eighth Edition remains as current and relevant as ever, helping you master the fundamental concepts of operating systems while preparing yourself for today’s emerging developments.
As in the past, the text brings you up to speed on core knowledge and skills, including:
Beyond the basics, the Eight Edition sports substantive revisions and organizational changes that clue you in to such cutting-edge developments as open-source operating systems, multi-core processors, clustered computers, virtual machines, transactional memory, NUMA, Solaris 10 memory management, Sun’s ZFS file system, and more. New to this edition is the use of a simulator to dynamically demonstrate several operating system topics.
Best of all, a greatly enhanced WileyPlus, a multitude of new problems and programming exercises, and other enhancements to this edition all work together to prepare you enter the world of operating systems with confidence.
About the Author
Abraham Silberschatz is the Sidney J. Weinberg Professor and Chair of Computer Science at Yale University. Prior to joining Yale, he was the Vice President of the Information Sciences Research Center at Bell Laboratories. Prior to that, he held a chaired professorship in the Department of Computer Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin.
Professor Silberschatz is an ACM Fellow and an IEEE Fellow. He received the 2002 IEEE Taylor L. Booth Education Award, the 1998 ACM Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award, and the 1997 ACM SIGMOD Contribution Award. In recognition of his outstanding level of innovation and technical excellence, he was awarded the Bell Laboratories President's Award for three different Projects — the QTM Project (1998), the DataBlitz Project (1999), and the NetInventory Project (2004).
Professor Silberschatz' writings have appeared in numerous ACM and IEEE publications and other professional conferences and journals. He is a coauthor of the textbook Database System Concepts. He has also written Op-Ed articles for the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and the Hartford Courant, among others.
Peter Baer Galvin is the chief technologist for Corporate Technologies (www.cptech.com), a computer facility reseller and integrator. Before that, Mr. Galvin was the systems manager for Brown University's Computer Science Department. He is also Sun columnist for ;login: magazine. Mr. Galvin has written articles for Byte and other magazines, and has written columns for SunWorld and SysAdmin magazines. As a consultant and trainer, he has given talks and taught tutorials on security and system administration worldwide.
Greg Gagne is chair of the Computer Science department at Westminster College in Salt Lake City where he has been teaching since 1990. In addition to teaching operating systems, he also teaches computer networks, distributed systems, and software engineering. He also provides workshops to computer science educators and industry professionals.
Table of Contents
Part I: Overview
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Operating-System Structures
Part 2: Process Management
Chapter 3: Processes
Chapter 4: Threads
Chapter 5: CPU Scheduling
Chapter 6: Process Synchronization
Chapter 7: Deadlocks
Part 3: Memory Management
Chapter 8: Main Memory
Chapter 9: Virtual Memory
Part 4: Storage Management
Chapter 10: File-System Interface
Chapter 11: File-System Implementation
Chapter 12: Mass-Storage Structure
Chapter 13: I/O Systems
Part 5: Protection and Security
Chapter 14: Protection
Chapter 15: Security
Part 6: Distributed Systems
Chapter 16: Distributed System Structure
Chapter 17: Distributed File Systems
Chapter 18: Distributed Coordination
Part 7: Special Purpose Systems
Chapter 19: Real-Time Systems
Chapter 20: Multimedia Systems
Chapter 21: Clustering
Part 8: Case Studies
Chapter 22: The Linux System
Chapter 23: Windows XP
Chapter 24: Open Source Operating Systems
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