From the Back Cover
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.
About the Author
is the Sidney J. Weinberg Professor andChair of Computer Science at Yale University. Prior to joiningYale, he was the Vice President of the Information SciencesResearch Center at Bell Laboratories. Prior to that, he held achaired professorship in the Department of Computer Sciences at theUniversity of Texas at Austin.
Professor Silberschatz is an ACM Fellow and an IEEE Fellow. Hereceived the 2002 IEEE Taylor L. Booth Education Award, the 1998ACM Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award, and the 1997 ACMSIGMOD Contribution Award. In recognition of his outstanding levelof innovation and technical excellence, he was awarded the BellLaboratories President's Award for three different Projects -- theQTM Project (1998), the DataBlitz Project (1999), and theNetInventory Project (2004).
Professor Silberschatz' writings have appeared in numerous ACMand IEEE publications and other professional conferences andjournals. He is a coauthor of the textbook Database SystemConcepts. He has also written Op-Ed articles for the New YorkTimes, the Boston Globe, and the Hartford Courant, amongothers.
Peter Baer Galvin is the chief technologist forCorporate Technologies (www.cptech.com), a computerfacility reseller and integrator. Before that, Mr. Galvin was thesystems manager for Brown University's Computer Science Department.He is also Sun columnist for ;login: magazine. Mr. Galvin haswritten articles for Byte and other magazines, and has writtencolumns for SunWorld and SysAdmin magazines. As a consultant andtrainer, he has given talks and taught tutorials on security andsystem administration worldwide.
Greg Gagne is chair of the Computer Science department atWestminster College in Salt Lake City where he has been teachingsince 1990. In addition to teaching operating systems, he alsoteaches computer networks, distributed systems, and softwareengineering. He also provides workshops to computer scienceeducators and industry professionals.