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Table of Contents

1 Introduction: Examples and requirements
PART 1 BACKGROUND AND FUNDAMENTALS
2 System structure and dynamic execution
3 The hardware interface, I/O and communications
4 Support for processes and threads
5 Fundamentals of distributed systems
6 Memory management
7 File management
8 Security
PART II SINGLE CONCURRENT ACTIONS
9 System structure
10 Low-level synchronization primitives: Implementation
11 Low-level primitives: Use in systems and languages
12 Language primitives for shared memory
13 IPC and system structure
14 IPC without shared memory
15 Crash resilience and persistent data
16 Distributed IPC
PART III CONCURRENT COMPOSITE ACTIONS
17 Decomposable abstract operations
18 Resource allocation and deadlock
19 Transactions
20 Concurrency control
21 Recovery
22 Distributed transaction
23 Distributed computations
PART IV CASE STUDIES
24 Unix and Linux
25 NT and Windows 2000
26 Extensible Operating Systems
27 Middleware
28 Transaction processing monitors and systems
Appendix: Evolution of computer systems
A.1 Introduction, technological and commercial context
A.2 Operating systems and distributed operating systems
A.2.1 Multiprogramming batch
A.2.2 Centralized time-sharing (interactive) systems
A.2.3 Workstations and personal computers
A.3 Middleware
A.3.1 Distributed programming, communications and services
A.3.2 Mobile and ubiquitous computing
A.4 Databases
Bibliography
Glossary
Author index
Subject index

About the Author

Jean Bacon

is Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Jesus College. She teaches operating systems, distributed systems and computer architecture, with her research in the area of distributed systems for which Cambridge is a centre of excellence.

Tim Harris

is Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Churchill College. He recently received his doctorate on extensible operating systems.

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