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Beowulf Cluster Computing with Linux (Scientific and Engineering Computation)

Beowulf Cluster Computing with Linux (Scientific and Engineering Computation) Lowest new price: $12.49
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Comprehensive guides to the latest Beowulf tools and methodologies.

Beowulf clusters, which exploit mass-market PC hardware and software in conjunction with cost-effective commercial network technology, are becoming the platform for many scientific, engineering, and commercial applications. With growing popularity has come growing complexity. Addressing that complexity, Beowulf Cluster Computing with Linux and Beowulf Cluster Computing with Windows provide system users and administrators with the tools they need to run the most advanced Beowulf clusters. The book is appearing in both Linux and Windows versions in order to reach the entire PC cluster community, which is divided into two distinct camps according to the node operating system. Each book consists of three stand-alone parts. The first provides an introduction to the underlying hardware technology, assembly, and configuration. The second part offers a detailed presentation of the major parallel programming librairies. The third, and largest, part describes software infrastructures and tools for managing cluster resources. This includes some of the most popular of the software packages available for distributed task scheduling, as well as tools for monitoring and administering system resources and user accounts. Approximately 75% of the material in the two books is shared, with the other 25% pertaining to the specific operating system. Most of the chapters include text specific to the operating system. The Linux volume includes a discussion of parallel file systems.

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Linux for Embedded and Real-time Applications, Fourth Edition

Linux for Embedded and Real-time Applications, Fourth Edition Lowest new price: $49.95
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Author: Doug Abbott

Linux for Embedded and Real-Time Applications, Fourth Edition, provides a practical introduction to the basics, covering the latest developments in this rapidly evolving technology. Ideal for those new to the use of Linux in an embedded environment, the book takes a hands-on approach that covers key concepts of building applications in a cross-development environment. Hands-on exercises focus on the popular open source BeagleBone Black board. New content includes graphical programming with QT as well as expanded and updated material on projects such as Eclipse, BusyBox - configuring and building, the U-Boot bootloader - what it is, how it works, configuring and building, and new coverage of the Root file system and the latest updates on the Linux kernel..

  • Provides a hands-on introduction for engineers and software developers who need to get up to speed quickly on embedded Linux, its operation and capabilities
  • Covers the popular open source target boards, the BeagleBone and BeagleBone Black
  • Includes new and updated material that focuses on BusyBox, U-Boot bootloader and graphical programming with QT

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Intel Galileo and Intel Galileo Gen 2: API Features and Arduino Projects for Linux Programmers

Intel Galileo and Intel Galileo Gen 2: API Features and Arduino Projects for Linux Programmers Lowest new price: $27.20
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Author: Manoel Ramon
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Intel® Galileo and Intel® Galileo Gen 2: API Features and Arduino Projects for Linux Programmers provides detailed information about Intel® Galileo and Intel® Galileo Gen 2 boards for all software developers interested in Arduino and the Linux platform. The book covers the new Arduino APIs and is an introduction for developers on natively using Linux.

Author Manoel Carlos Ramon is a member of the Intel Galileo development team; in this book he draws on his practical experience in working on the Galileo project as he shares the team’s findings, problems, fixes, workarounds, and techniques with the open source community. His areas of expertise are wide-ranging, including Linux-embedded kernel and device drivers, C/C++, Java, OpenGL, Assembler, Android NDK/SDK/ADK, and 2G/3G/4G modem integration. He has more than 17 years of experience in research and development of mobile devices and embedded circuits. His personal blog about programming is BytesThink (


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GNU/Linux Application Programming (Programming Series)

GNU/Linux Application Programming (Programming Series) Lowest new price: $112.57
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Author: M. Tim Jones
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GNU/Linux is the Swiss army knife of operating systems. You'll find it in the smallest devices (such as an Apple iPod) to the largest most powerful supercomputers (like IBM's Blue Gene). You'll also find GNU/Linux running on the most diverse architectures, from the older x86 processors to the latest cell processor that powers the PlayStation 3 console. GNU/Linux Application Programming, Second Edition gets you up and running developing applications on the GNU/Linux operating system, whether you're interested in creating applications for an iPod or a Blue Gene. This completely updated edition covers all the necessary tools and techniques with many examples illustrating the use of GNU/Linux APIs. Split into fi ve distinct parts, the book covers GNU tools, topics in application development, shells and scripting, debugging and hardening, and introductory topics, including the fundamentals of virtualization. See why thousands of programmers have chosen GNU/Linux Application Programming to teach them how to develop applications on the GNU/Linux operating system!


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Professional Linux Kernel Architecture

Professional Linux Kernel Architecture Lowest new price: $92.71
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Author: Wolfgang Mauerer

Find an introduction to the architecture, concepts and algorithms of the Linux kernel in Professional Linux Kernel Architecture, a guide to the kernel sources and large number of connections among subsystems. Find an introduction to the relevant structures and functions exported by the kernel to userland, understand the theoretical and conceptual aspects of the Linux kernel and Unix derivatives, and gain a deeper understanding of the kernel. Learn how to reduce the vast amount of information contained in the kernel sources and obtain the skills necessary to understand the kernel sources.

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Cross-Platform Development in C++: Building Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows Applications

Cross-Platform Development in C++: Building Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows Applications Lowest new price: $29.99
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Author: Syd Logan
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Cross-Platform Development in C++ is the definitive guide to developing portable C/C++ application code that will run natively on Windows, Macintosh, and Linux/Unix platforms without compromising functionality, usability, or quality.


Long-time Mozilla and Netscape developer Syd Logan systematically addresses all the technical and management challenges associated with software portability from planning and design through coding, testing, and deployment. Drawing on his extensive experience with cross-platform development, Logan thoroughly covers issues ranging from the use of native APIs to the latest strategies for portable GUI development. Along the way, he demonstrates how to achieve feature parity while avoiding the problems inherent to traditional cross-platform development approaches.


This book will be an indispensable resource for every software professional and technical manager who is building new cross-platform software, porting existing C/C++ software, or planning software that may someday require cross-platform support.


Build Cross-Platform Applications without Compromise


Throughout the book, Logan illuminates his techniques with realistic scenarios and extensive, downloadable code examples, including a complete cross-platform GUI toolkit based on Mozilla’s XUL that you can download, modify, and learn from. Coverage includes 

  • Policies and procedures used by Netscape, enabling them to ship Web browsers to millions of users on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux
  • Delivering functionality and interfaces that are consistent on all platforms
  • Understanding key similarities and differences among leading platform-specific GUI APIs, including Win32/.NET, Cocoa, and Gtk+
  • Determining when and when not to use native IDEs and how to limit their impact on portability
  • Leveraging standards-based APIs, including POSIX and STL
  • Avoiding hidden portability pitfalls associated with floating point, char types, data serialization, and types in C++
  • Utilizing platform abstraction libraries such as the Netscape Portable Runtime (NSPR)
  • Establishing an effective cross-platform bug reporting and tracking system
  • Creating builds for multiple platforms and detecting build failures across platforms when they occur
  • Understanding the native runtime environment and its impact on installation
  • Utilizing wxWidgets to create multi-platform GUI applications from a single code base
  • Thoroughly testing application portability
  • Understanding cross-platform GUI toolkit design with Trixul


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Learning Debian GNU/Linux

Learning Debian GNU/Linux Lowest new price: $32.00
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Author: Bill McCarty
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Linux and Open Source are attracting unprecedented attention in the high tech world. Debian GNU/Linux is a remarkable demonstration of what the Open Source model can produce: Debian is an all volunteer organization, and their distribution contains only open-source software.This exciting new world can be intimidating for those whose primary computing experience is Microsoft Windows. In Learning Debian/GNU Linux, Bill McCarty has written a book for this new audience, aimed at introducing them to a Unix style operating system.Learning Debian GNU/Linux will guide any new user of Linux through the installing and use of Debian GNU/Linux, the entirely Open Source version of the Linux operating system. It demystifies Linux in terms familiar to Windows users and gives readers only what they need to start being successful users of Linux.Learning Debian GNU/Linux takes the reader step by step through the process of installing and setting up a Debian system, and provides a thorough but gentle introduction to the basics of using Debian GNU/Linux.Because the book is written specifically for the included CD, the reader needs nothing else to get started with this exciting new operating system.

Learning Debian GNU/Linux assumes only that its readers have a bit of Windows or Macintosh experience, are willing to learn, and aren't afraid to do a little experimenting. From there, it provides a complete introductory-level explanation of installing and using Linux and the GHU suite of tools, focusing on the Debian 2.1 distribution to the extent that it differs from other flavors of Linux. Because it ships with a bootable CD-ROM that contains Debian 2.1, this book represents a complete Linux starter kit (and a reasonably priced one, at that).

The author takes a patient approach to his subject, explaining key configuration files one line at a time and walking through important procedures, such as setting up a dial-up connection to the Internet. He's also remarkably liberal with troubleshooting ideas, frequently pausing to present lists of what might have gone wrong as a result of a recently explained procedures and suggesting solutions to each. He's also careful to explain aspects of the Unix universe (such as mounting devices and running a windowing system atop a kernel) that might be unfamiliar to people accustomed to more mainstream operating systems. Like any good Linux user, McCarty is quick to share his favorite utilities and explain how to use them. --David Wall

Topics covered: Installing Debian Linux and the GNU suite, installing and using the X windowing system, performing critical administration and management tasks (in graphical programs and via the bash shell), setting up a local area network (LAN), setting up the Apache Web server, and using the Debian package-management utilities.


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User Mode Linux

User Mode Linux Lowest new price: $52.96
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Author: Jeff Dike
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With User Mode Linux you can create virtual Linux machines within a Linux computer and use them to safely test and debug applications, network services, and even kernels. You can try out new distributions, experiment with buggy software, and even test security. Now, for the first time, the creator and maintainer of User Mode Linux shows how to put it to work hands-on. Jeff Dike covers everything from getting started through running enterprise-class User Mode Linux servers. You'll find authoritative advice on bootup, compilation, administration, specialized configurations, and much more.

Coverage includes

  • What User Mode Linux is, how it works, and its uses in Linux networks
  • Key applications, including server consolidation, development, and disaster recovery
  • Booting and exploration: logins, consoles, swap space, partitioned disks, and more
  • Copy-On-Write (COW): UML's efficient approach to storing filesystem changes
  • In-depth discussion of User Mode Linux networking and security
  • Centrally managing User Mode Linux instances, and controlling their hardware resources
  • Implementing clusters and other specialized configurations
  • Setting up User Mode Linux servers, step-by-step: small-scale and large-scale examples
  • The future of virtualization and User Mode Linux

Whether you're a netadmin, sysadmin, teacher, student, or programmer, User Mode Linux® --the technology and this book--is indispensable.


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Oracle and Open Source: Includes Perl, Linux, Tcl, Python, Apache, Java and More

Oracle and Open Source: Includes Perl, Linux, Tcl, Python, Apache, Java and More Lowest new price: $6.00
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Author: Andy Duncan
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Oracle & Open Source is the first book to tie together the commercial world of Oracle and the free-wheeling world of open source software. As this book reveals, these two worlds are not as far apart as they may seem. Today, there are many excellent and freely available software tools that Oracle developers and database administrators can use, at no cost, to improve their own coding productivity and their system's performance. Moreover, many of the finest Oracle developers are now making their source code freely available so their peers can build upon this code base. Oracle Corporation is even porting its RDBMS to Linux and starting to incorporate a growing number of open source tools in the company's own software.

Oracle & Open Source describes close to 100 open source tools you can use for Oracle development and database administration, from large and widely known open source systems (like Linux, Perl, Apache, TCL/Tk and Python) to more Oracle-specific tools (like Orasoft, Orac, OracleTool, and OraSnap). You'll learn how to obtain the software and how to adapt it to best advantage. The book abounds with code examples, download and installation instructions, and helpful usage hints.

Not only does it tell you how to find and use existing open source code;Oracle & Open Source gives you the details and the motivation to build your own open source contributions and release them to the Oracle community. You'll learn all about tools like the Oracle Call Interface (OCI) and Perl-DBI (Database Interface), which provide the glue allowing new open source tools to link into commercial Oracle software.

With Oracle & Open Source as a guide, you'll discover an enormous number of highly effective open source tools, while getting involved with the thriving community of open source development.

Oracle made a big decision a couple of years ago. The company decided to open certain aspects of its relational database management system (RDBMS) to manipulation by outside software. That architectural decision enabled a whole community of specialized software developers to thrive. In Oracle & Open Source, Andy Duncan and Sean Hull explore the universe of open source (that is, modifiable and largely free) software for Oracle applications. The authors approach the subject from two angles: that of database administrators who simply want to locate, download, and use tools that others have created, and that of the software developer who wants to learn about and take advantage of the hooks Oracle has built into its products.

The downloaders will be pleased with documentation of Orac, Oddis, Karma, Oracletool, GNOME-DB, and other ready-to-run administration and design tools. The book explains what each tool does, where it comes from, how to install it, and how to use it (complete with hallmark O'Reilly options lists in most cases). The programmer set, eager to contribute to the collection of open-source Oracle tools, will learn a lot from documentation of Oracle-specific libraries for various languages, including Oratcl for Tcl/Tk, several Perl modules, DCOracle for Python, and the Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) classes for Java. Some programmers may find the introductory sections too general in focus, but they'll be pleased by sections that explain the use of specific methods and functions. --David Wall

Topics covered: The collection of libraries that have come into existence to facilitate interaction with Oracle databases from within home-grown software, as well as programs that others have written to take advantage of those libraries.


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Linux Application Development

Linux Application Development Lowest new price: $15.00
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Author: Michael K. Johnson

A guide for programmers wanting to develop applications on the Linux platform. Includes an introduction to the operating system and discussions of documentation, compiling, linking and loading, Linux-specific debugging tools, the kernel interface, development tools, and dynamic loading at runtime. Appends information on direct access to I/O ports and GNU licenses. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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