WebOS: Operating System Services for Wide Area Applications

@inproceedings{Vahdat1998WebOSOS,
  title={WebOS: Operating System Services for Wide Area Applications},
  author={Amin Vahdat and Thomas E. Anderson and Michael Dahlin and Eshwar Belani and David E. Culler and P. Eastham and Chad Yoshikawa},
  booktitle={HPDC},
  year={1998}
}
In this paper, we argue for the power of providing a common set of OS services to wide area applications, including mechanisms for resource discovery, persistent storage, re mote process execution, resource management, authentication, nd security. On a single machine, application developers can r ely on the local operating system to provide these abstractions . In the wide area, however, application developers are forced t o build these abstractions themselves or to do without. This a dhoc… CONTINUE READING
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