From Book 1:
Delve inside Windows architecture and internals—and see how core components work behind the scenes. Led by three renowned internals experts, this classic guide is fully updated for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2—and now presents its coverage in two volumes.
As always, you get critical insider perspectives on how Windows operates. And through hands-on experiments, you’ll experience its internal behavior firsthand—knowledge you can apply to improve application design, debugging, system performance, and support.
In Part 1, you will:
- Understand how core system and management mechanisms work—including the object manager, synchronization, Wow64, Hyper-V, and the registry
- Examine the data structures and activities behind processes, threads, and jobs
- Go inside the Windows security model to see how it manages access, auditing, and authorization
- Explore the Windows networking stack from top to bottom—including APIs, BranchCache, protocol and NDIS drivers, and layered services
- Dig into internals hands-on using the kernel debugger, performance monitor, and other tools
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Use of Beowulf clusters (collections of off-the-shelf commodity computers programmed to act in concert, resulting in supercomputer performance at a fraction of the cost) has spread far and wide in the computational science community. Many application groups are assembling and operating their own “private supercomputers” rather than relying on centralized computing centers. Such clusters are used in climate modeling, computational biology, astrophysics, and materials science, as well as non-traditional areas such as financial modeling and entertainment. Much of this new popularity can be attributed to the growth of the open-source movement.The second edition of Beowulf Cluster Computing with Linux has been completely updated; all three stand-alone sections have important new material. The introductory material in the first part now includes a new chapter giving an overview of the book and background on cluster-specific issues, including why and how to choose a cluster, as well as new chapters on cluster initialization systems (including ROCKS and OSCAR) and on network setup and tuning. The information on parallel programming in the second part now includes chapters on basic parallel programming and available libraries and programs for clusters. The third and largest part of the book, which describes software infrastructure and tools for managing cluster resources, has new material on cluster management and on the Scyld system.
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The NewerTech 14-Piece Portable Toolkit is ideal for the technician on the go. The rugged, zippered, woven-nylon outer casing keeps your tools assembled in a small, convenient package and the padded interior ensures your tools remain right where you left them. The screwdrivers feature hardened, magnetic screwdriver blades. Included in the kit are all the tools necessary to open the majority of laptop computers and small electronics. The toolkit includes a pair of non-marring, destructible nylon pry tools and black nylon probe sticks for opening iOS devices and other difficult-to-open but easy-to-scratch items. Also included are tweezers, a scissors clamp, 2 non-maring destructible nylon pry bars (“spudgers”), a black nylon probe stick and a nylon carrying case.
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