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The persistent relevance of the local operating system to global applications

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The persistent relevance of the local operating system to global applications
The growth and popularity of loosely-coupled distributed systems such as the World Wide Web and the touting of Java-based systems as the solution to the issues of software maintenance, flexibility, and security are changing the research emphasis away from traditional single node operating system issues. Apparently, the view is that traditional OS issues are either solved problems or minor problems. By contrast, we believe that building such vast distributed systems upon the fragile infrastructure provided by today's operating systems is analogousto buildingcastles on sand. In this paper we outline the supporting arguments for these views and describe an OS design that supports secure encapsulation of the foreign processes that will be increasingly prevalent in tomorrow's distributed systems.1 1 Why Global Applications Require More from Local Systems
Jay Lepreau, Bryan Ford, Mike Hibler
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Type Conference
Year 1996
Where SIGOPSE
Authors Jay Lepreau, Bryan Ford, Mike Hibler
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