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Legion: An Operating System for Wide-Area Computing

Grimshaw, A; Ferrari, A; Knabe, F; Humphrey, M
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Author
Grimshaw, A
Ferrari, A
Knabe, F
Humphrey, M
Abstract
Applications enabled by the increasing availability of high-performance networks require the ability to share resources that are spread over complex, large-scale, heterogeneous, distributed environments spanning multiple administrative domains. We call this the wide-area computing problem. We argue that the right way to solve this problem is to build an operating system for the network that can abstract over a complex set of resources and provide high-level means for sharing and managing them. We describe the design of one such wide-area operating system: Legion. Through discussion of application examples, we demonstrate the attractive features of Legion approach to constructing a wide-area operating system using distributed object components.
Language
English
Date Received
2012-10-29
Published
University of Virginia, Department of Computer Science, 1999
Published Date
1999
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All rights reserved (no additional license for public reuse)
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Libra Open Repository

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