Legion: An Operating System for Wide-Area Computing

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Authors:Grimshaw, A, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia Ferrari, A, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia Knabe, F, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia Humphrey, M, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia
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.

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All rights reserved (no additional license for public reuse)
Language:
English
Source Citation:

Grimshaw, A, A Ferrari, F Knabe, and M Humphrey. "Legion: An Operating System for Wide-Area Computing." University of Virginia Dept. of Computer Science Tech Report (1999).

Publisher:
University of Virginia, Department of Computer Science
Published Date:
1999