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Distributed Operating Systems


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  • offers the most up-to-date coverage of emerging techniques and technology, including the only coverage of Distributed Shared Memory available to date.
  • provides four detailed case studies of actual distributed systems, including:
    • Amoeba.

    • Mach.

    • Chorus.

    • DCE.

  • supports narrative with a strong pedagogical framework, including:
    • over 250 figures.

    • over 200 references.

    • suggested readings.

    • nearly 200 problems.

  • new material on distributed real-time systems.
  • new material on ATM.
  • new material on fault-tolerance.


  • Copyright 1995
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/4"
  • Pages: 632
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-219908-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-219908-7

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.

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Table of Contents


 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.



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