Distributed Operating System Design Study. Volume I.
Final technical rept. 12 Jul 79-1 May 81,
BOLT BERANEK AND NEWMAN INC CAMBRIDGE MA
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Three specific issues regarding the design of an operating system to control information processing resources distributed throughout a network of computers were investigated. These issues are 1 Techniques which can be used to maintain processing continuity of the distributed system 2 The policies and mechanisms to be used for resource allocation among system processes and 3 Characteristics which constitent computers should posses to be cooperative elements with a distributed system. Resource allocation policies are discussed and simulation of several resource allocation schemes were completed. In addition, individual techniques to provide for processing continuity are described along with a descriptio of how these techniques could be applied to system operation. Lastly, recommendations for future relating to the above issues is provided.
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