Gives students a solid knowledge base that does not become obsolete with the introduction of new, more advanced systems.
Shows students the relevance of the presented principles and concepts in real-world systems.
Reinforces students' understanding of the presented principles and concepts.
Provides students and teachers with a wide spectrum of constructs as well as the necessary data structures and operations.
Provides teachers and students with a more modern view of real world file systems that are usually distributed over multiple servers or networks.
Gives a clear overview of protection and security issues and technologies that are essential in today's hostile virus and worm-ridden environment.
Encourages students to learn, understand, and apply concepts.
Allows instructors to use these exercises as a supplement to the theoretical presentation or as the basis of a special follow-up lab course.
Gives students a clear presentation of algorithms without obscuring them with details of syntax of executable programs.
In this succinct text, authors Bic and Shaw respond to the major shift from single-processor to distributed and parallel computer systems. Their book is the first of its kind to integrate those fundamental ideas, principles and concepts that remain constant in both centralized and distributed computing even as new and more advanced systems are introduced.
Of benefit to both the professional and the student, the text presents numerous examples, from commercial and research operating systems, to clearly illustrate the relevance of specific concepts.BENEFICIAL FEATURES:
I. PROCESS MANAGEMENT AND COORDINATION.2. Basic Concepts: Processes and Interactions.
II. MEMORY MANAGEMENT.7. Physical Memory.
III. FILE SYSTEMS AND INPUT/OUTPUT.10. File Systems.
IV. PROTECTION AND SECURITY.12. The Protection and Security Interface.