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High-Performance Distributed Computing, International Symposium on (2000)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Aug. 1, 2000 to Aug. 4, 2000
ISSN: 1082-8907
ISBN: 0-7695-0783-2
pp: 201
Fabio Kon , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Roy H. Campbell , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M. Dennis Mickunas , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Klara Nahrstedt , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Francisco J. Ballesteros , Rey Juan Carlos University
ABSTRACT
The first decades of the new millennium will witness an explosive growth in the number and diversity of networked devices and portals. We foresee high degrees of mobility, heterogeneity, and interactions among computing devices connected to global networks. While previous research in distributed operating systems solved many problems related to resource management, they seldom addressed the problems of heterogeneity and dynamic adaptability. On the other hand, middleware solutions, like CORBA and Java/Jini, solve part of the heterogeneity problem by permitting seamless communication among different platforms. However, they do not address dynamic resource management and adaptability for applications requiring high-performance distributed computing. This paper presents 2K, an integrated operating system architecture that addresses the problems of resource management in heterogeneous networks, dynamic adaptability, and configuration of component-based distributed applications.
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F. Kon, K. Nahrstedt, F. J. Ballesteros, R. H. Campbell and M. D. Mickunas, "2K: A Distributed Operating System for Dynamic Heterogeneous Environments," High-Performance Distributed Computing, International Symposium on(HPDC), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2000, pp. 201.
doi:10.1109/HPDC.2000.868651
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