From the Back Cover
Computer Engineering Distributed Operating Systems Concepts and Design This thoughtfully organized, nonmathematical introduction to distributed operating systems details the fundamental concepts and design principles of a technology that, with the proliferation of computer networks, is emerging as one of the hottest areas in computer science and engineering. Distributed Operating Systems will provide engineers, educators, and researchers with an in–depth understanding of the fundamental concepts and current state of the art in the full range of distributed operating system components. Each chapter addresses de facto standards, popular technologies, and design principles applicable to a wide variety of systems. Complete with chapter summaries, end–of–chapter exercises and bibliographies, Distributed Operating Systems concludes with a set of case studies that provide real–world insights into four distributed operating systems. You′ll find comprehensive coverage of all major issues in the field: ∗ Interprocess communication ∗ Distributed shared memory ∗ Synchronization ∗ Resource and process management ∗ File management ∗ Naming ∗ Security ∗ End–of–chapter pointers to the on–line bibliographies of interest posted on the Internet ∗ A multitude of design options, and more!
About the Author
Pradeep K. Sinha has been involved in the research and development of distributed systems for almost a decade. At present, Dr. Sinha is the coordinator of the Software Integration and Engineering Group at the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C–DAC), Pune, India. C–DAC is India′s national initiative in developing supercomputing facilities based on distributed–memory architecture. Before joining C–DAC, Dr. Sinha worked with the Multimedia Systems Research Laboratory of Panasonic in Tokyo, Japan, where he coordinated projects in the area of distributed and network systems. Dr. Sinha received his Doctor of Science degree from the University of Tokyo, Japan, where he was a key member of the Galaxy Distributed Operating Systems Group, and has authored a number of papers on distributed systems.