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Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science

Introduction to Operating System Design and Implementation

The OSP 2 Approach

Authors: Kifer, Michael, Smolka, Scott

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  • Contains up to three semesters worth of projects
  • These projects expose students to essential features of operating systems, while isolating them from low-level machine-dependent concerns
  • An Instructors Manual details how to use the OSP Project Generator and sample assignments
  • The OSP courseware itself is available to instructors
  • A complementary website provides support for both students and instructors using OSP 2
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About this Textbook

Understanding the main principles and algorithms underlying a modern operating system is essential in undergraduate computer science. The complexity of this subject, however, means that mastering it requires significant practical experience. This unique book accomplishes just that: it teaches introductory subjects in OS design and implementation through hands-on engagement with OSP 2, the next generation of the highly popular OSP courseware. 

This book exposes students to many essential features of operating systems while at the same time isolating them from low-level, machine-dependent concerns. With its accompanying software, the book contains enough projects for up to three semesters. Even one semester's study, however, suffices to cover page-replacement strategies in virtual memory management, CPU scheduling strategies, disk seek-time optimization and other issues in operating system design. 

Features include:

• Provides an opportunity to practice OS design and implementation skills in a realistic, flexible, and easy-to-use systems programming environment that promotes "active learning" and reinforces lecture material.

• OSP 2 is written in Java, so that students learn an object-oriented approach to OS design and implementation.

• Contains many pedagogical tools: chapter goals, internet support for students and instructors; OSP 2 courseware and an instructors' manual, which includes helpful tips for course instructors and sample assignments, is available at www.springer.com/978-1-84628-842-5.

• Each chapter includes self-contained explanations of the OS concepts underlying the student project for that chapter.

Written for undergraduates in a first operating systems course, this text provides essential foundations through the user-friendly, highly flexible OSP 2 courseware environment.

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From the reviews:

"This book is a manual for a hands-on computer science course on design principles and algorithms of modern operating systems. To convey essential features of today’s operating systems, the authors have contrived an operating system framework, called OSP 2, written in Java, in order to assign projects that implement management of important operating system features." (Rainer Horsch, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1130 (8), 2008)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Organization of OSP 2

    Pages 1-37

    Kifer, Michael (et al.)

  • Putting it All Together: An Example Session with OSP 2

    Pages 39-44

    Kifer, Michael (et al.)

  • Tasks: Management of Tasks (a.k.a. Processes)

    Pages 45-55

    Kifer, Michael (et al.)

  • Threads: Management and Scheduling of Threads

    Pages 57-73

    Kifer, Michael (et al.)

  • Memory: Virtual Memory Management

    Pages 75-101

    Kifer, Michael (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-84628-843-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA in USD
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Introduction to Operating System Design and Implementation
Book Subtitle
The OSP 2 Approach
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London Ltd., part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-1-84628-843-2
DOI
10.1007/1-84628-843-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84628-842-5
Series ISSN
1863-7310
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 172
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