Cronus, A Distributed Operating System. Phase 1
Final rept. Sep 1981-Sep 1984
BBN LABS INC CAMBRIDGE MA
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This is the final report for the first phase of development for the Cronus DOS Design and Implementation Project The Cronus distributed operating system is intended to promote resource sharing among interconnected computer systems, and manage the collection of resources which are shared. Its major purpose is to provide a coherent and integrated system based on clusters of interconnected heterogeneous computers to support the development and use of distributed applications. Distributed applications range from simple programs that merely require convenient reference to remote data to collections of complex subsystems tailored to take advantage of a distributed architecture. One of the main contributions of Cronus is a unifying architecture and model for developing these distributed applications as well as support for a number of system provided functions which are common to many applications. The Cronus project is starting from a desire to achieve the basic concept of an integrated distributed computer utility and evolving a design and implementation toward experimentally validating its system model. Keywords Computer applications Command and Control systems.
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