May 20, 2001 to May 22, 2001
Jason Flinn , Carnegie Mellon University
Dushyanth Narayanan , Carnegie Mellon University
M. Satyanarayanan , Carnegie Mellon University
Abstract: Pervasive computing creates environments saturated with computing and communication capability, yet gracefully integrated with human users. Remote execution has a natural role to play in such environments, since it lets applications simultaneously leverage the mobility of small devices and the greater resources of large devices. In this paper, we describe Spectra, a remote execution system designed for pervasive environments. Spectra monitors resources such as battery energy and file cache state which are especially important for mobile clients. It also dynamically balances energy use and quality goals with traditional performance concerns to decide where to locate functionality. Finally, Spectra is self-tuning-it does not require applications to explicitly specify intended resource usage. Instead, it monitors application behavior, learns functions predicting their resource usage, and uses the information to anticipate future behavior.
Jason Flinn, Dushyanth Narayanan, M. Satyanarayanan, "Self-Tuned Remote Execution for Pervasive Computing", HOTOS, 2001, Proceedings of 8th Workshop on Hot Topic in Operating Systems, Proceedings of 8th Workshop on Hot Topic in Operating Systems 2001, pp. 0061, doi:10.1109/HOTOS.2001.990062