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Chinese Scientists Create Cloud-Based OS

Tsinghua University computer scientists have created a new cloud-based operating system. TransOS will reportedly help make cloud computing transparent, as the operating system will be entirely in the cloud. Users would not need to worry about how their computers are configured but instead could simply interact with the needed files. The researchers explain that the OS is stored on a cloud server so that any bare terminal computer running a small amount of code could connect to it. TransOS can manage all the networked and virtualized hardware and software resources, enabling network administrator to run any service on demand. The researchers say TransOS could be used on various devices, including household appliances, mobile devices, and factory equipment. They will publish details of their project in a special issue of the International Journal of Cloud Computing. (EurekAlert)(International Journal of Cloud Computing)


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