Advances in Memory Management for Windows

Microsoft has implemented major enhancements in memory management for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. This paper describes the changes that Microsoft has implemented internally in the operating system and provides guidelines for application developers, driver writers, and hardware vendors to take advantage of these advances.

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Readers should be familiar with the basics of Windows memory management as described in Windows Internals by Mark Russinovich and David Solomon.

This information applies for the following operating systems:

Windows Server 2008

Windows Vista

In this white paper:

  • About the Memory Manager
  • Virtual Address Space
  • Security: Address Space Layout Randomization
  • I/O Bandwidth
  • Advanced Video Model
  • NUMA Support
  • Scalability
  • System Integrity
  • What You Should Do
  • Resources



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