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Seamless Mobile Computing on Fixed Infrastructure
July 2004 (vol. 37 no. 7)
pp. 65-72
Michael Kozuch, Intel Research Pittsburgh
Mahadev Satyanarayanan, Carnegie Mellon University and Intel Research Pittsburgh
Thomas Bressoud, Denison University
Casey Helfrich, Intel Research Pittsburgh
Shafeeq Sinnamohideen, Carnegie Mellon University
The authors envision a world in which computers are provided for public use in locations ranging from coffee shops to medical office waiting rooms. In such a world, only when a user starts to use a computer will it acquire his unique customization and state, which will likewise disappear when he stops using it.

For this to be a compelling vision from a user's viewpoint, the customization and state acquisition process must be accurate and nearly instantaneous. For it to be a viable business model, the management and system administration costs of pervasive deployments of machines must be low. To address these challenges, the authors have developed Internet Suspend/Resume, a pervasive computing technology that rapidly personalizes and depersonalizes anonymous hardware for transient use.

Michael Kozuch, Mahadev Satyanarayanan, Thomas Bressoud, Casey Helfrich, Shafeeq Sinnamohideen, "Seamless Mobile Computing on Fixed Infrastructure," Computer, vol. 37, no. 7, pp. 65-72, July 2004, doi:10.1109/MC.2004.66
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