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Wolf Co-authors Book on the Architecture of Network Systems

Dr. Tilman Wolf of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department is the co-author of a new book, Architecture of Network Systems, which is part of the Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Architecture and Design. Dr. Wolf’s co-author is Dimitrios Serpanos, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Patras in Greece and the director of the Industrial Systems Institute/R.C. Athena. “This is the most comprehensive book on network systems, covering design and evaluation techniques from the link layer to application layer,” commented Laxmi Narayan Bhuyan, the distinguished professor and chair at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of California, Riverside.

“It beautifully blends networking with architecture and operating systems with just the right amount of detail,” Dr. Bhuyan continued. “The book will serve as an outstanding text and reference for graduate students and researchers in the emerging area of architecture of networking systems.”

As the product description noted, “Network systems require technical skills in computer architecture, design methodologies, algorithm design, and networking. Architecture of Network Systems explains the practice and methodologies that will allow you to solve a broad range of problems in system design, including problems related to security, quality of service, performance, manageability, and more. Leading researchers Dimitrios Serpanos and Tilman Wolf develop architectures for all network sub-systems, bridging the gap between operation and VLSI. Discussing the major challenges in the design of networks and the architectures that have been developed, Serpanos and Wolf provide a systematic treatment of network architectures, from the basics to advanced topics.”

This is the first book to provide comprehensive coverage of the technical aspects of network systems, including processing systems, hardware technologies, memory managers, software routers, and more.  It develops a systematic approach to network architectures, based on the OSI reference model, that is useful for practitioners at every level. It also covers both the important basics and cutting-edge topics in network systems architecture, including quality of service and security for mobile, real-time P2P services, low-power requirements for mobile systems, and next generation Internet systems. (February 2011)