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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:

  • What operating systems are, what they do, and how they are designed and constructed
  • Process, memory, and storage management
  • Protection and security
  • Distributed systems
  • Special-purpose systems

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.

Synopsis:

  • A perennial bestseller, this new edition returns as the ultimate introduction to operating systems and provides readers with a solid theoretical foundation for understanding operating systems
  • Features a large number of examples that pertain to the most popular and the most innovative operating systems
  • Updated throughout in order to help software developers and programmers take advantage of operating systems to make the most out of their applications

Synopsis:

  • Continuing in the tradition of previous bestselling editions, this new version provides the most updated, authoritative theoretical foundation for understanding operating systems
  • Updated to cover the most current topics and applications, including small footprint OS such as Palm OS and real-time OS
  • Improved conceptual coverage and additional content bridge the gap between concepts and actual implementations
  • New exercises, lab projects, and review questions help further reinforce vital concepts

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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Great piece of work. The book exaustive covers topics required for a graduate course in operaing systems. Exercises are plenty and helps developing insight into such a broad subject.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780470128725
Author:
Silberschatz, Abraham
Publisher:
Wiley
Author:
Galvin, Peter Baer
Author:
Gagne, Greg
Author:
Galvin, Peter B.
Subject:
Operating Systems - General
Subject:
Operating systems (computers)
Subject:
General & Introductory Computer Science
Copyright:
Series:
CourseSmart
Series Volume:
898
Publication Date:
March 2008
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
992
Dimensions:
9.90x7.20x1.50 in. 3.25 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by ,
  • A perennial bestseller, this new edition returns as the ultimate introduction to operating systems and provides readers with a solid theoretical foundation for understanding operating systems
  • Features a large number of examples that pertain to the most popular and the most innovative operating systems
  • Updated throughout in order to help software developers and programmers take advantage of operating systems to make the most out of their applications
"Synopsis" by ,
  • Continuing in the tradition of previous bestselling editions, this new version provides the most updated, authoritative theoretical foundation for understanding operating systems
  • Updated to cover the most current topics and applications, including small footprint OS such as Palm OS and real-time OS
  • Improved conceptual coverage and additional content bridge the gap between concepts and actual implementations
  • New exercises, lab projects, and review questions help further reinforce vital concepts
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