More Details about Distributed Operating Systems

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PublisherPearson Education
Publish YearJanuary 2002


Published in the year 2002, this book is a guide on how modern distributed operating systems work. Considering how pervasive and quickly expanding these systems are in the modern world, Distributed Operating Systems is a must have for anyone who wants to thoroughly understand the ins and outs of operating systems. Distributed Operating Systems is the sequel to Tanenbaum’s highly acclaimed Modern Operating Systems. It goes through much of the material covered in the first book while expanding and building on it. Topics such as File Systems, Communication, Processes and Synchronization are all revisited while newer topics such as Fault-Tolerant Distributed systems, Distributed Shared Memory, Real-Time Distributed systems and ATM networks are covered in detail. Given the extremely pragmatic nature of the book, it is only natural that case studies are also included – there are four such studies based on OSF/DCE, Amoeba, Chorus and Mach.