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<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>
Andrew Grimshaw, Adam Ferrari, Frederick Knabe, Marty Humphrey, "Wide-Area Computing: Resource Sharing on a Large Scale", Computer, vol. 32, no. , pp. 29-37, May 1999, doi:10.1109/2.762790
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