Accession Number:

ADA199986

Title:

CRONUS, A Distributed Operating System: Volume 1. Revised System/ Subsystem Specification

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Oct 1984-Jan 1986

Corporate Author:

BBN LABS INC CAMBRIDGE MA

Report Date:

1988-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

172.0

Abstract:

This is the final report for the second contract phase for development of the Cronus Project. Cronus is the name given to the distributed operating system DOS and system architecture for distributed application development environment being designed and implemented by BBN Laboratories for the Air Force Rome Air Development Center RADC. The project was begun in 1981. 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.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE