WebOS: operating system services for wide area applications

@article{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 Paul Eastham and Chad Yoshikawa},
  journal={Proceedings. The Seventh International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing (Cat. No.98TB100244)},
  year={1998},
  pages={52-63}
}
  • Amin VahdatT. Anderson Chad Yoshikawa
  • Published 28 July 1998
  • Computer Science
  • Proceedings. The Seventh International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing (Cat. No.98TB100244)
Demonstrates the power of providing a common set of operating system services to wide-area applications, including mechanisms for naming, persistent storage, remote process execution, resource management, authentication and security. On a single machine, application developers can rely on the local operating system to provide these abstractions. In the wide area, however, application developers are forced to build these abstractions themselves or to do without. This ad-hoc approach often… 

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