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.
Written by one of the most respected authors in the field of computer science, this text offers students a clear explanation of the fundamental concepts of distributed operating systems. It focuses on distributed systems, including case studies of MACH, AMOEBA, and Chorus and DCE, with full coverage of the most recent advances in the field.