Issue No. 05 - May (1999 vol. 32)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/2.762790
<p>Consider almost any computing resource today--whether hardware, software, or data--and it will invariably be networked. Computing over wide-area networks has been largely ad hoc, but as needs increase, piecemeal solutions no longer make sense. Five years ago, the authors set out to design and build a wide-area operating system that would allow multiple organizations with diverse platforms to share and combine their resources. This system, Legion, is a network-level operating system designed from scratch to target wide-area computing demands.</p>
M. Humphrey, A. Grimshaw, F. Knabe and A. Ferrari, "Wide-Area Computing: Resource Sharing on a Large Scale," in Computer, vol. 32, no. , pp. 29-37, 1999.