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Simplifying cyber foraging for mobile devices

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Simplifying cyber foraging for mobile devices
Cyber foraging is the transient and opportunistic use of compute servers by mobile devices. The short market life of such devices makes rapid modification of applications for remote execution an important problem. We describe a solution that combines a "little language" for cyber foraging with an adaptive runtime system. We report results from a user study showing that even novice developers are able to successfully modify large, unfamiliar applications in just a few hours. We also show that the quality of novice-modified and expert-modified applications are comparable in most cases. This research was partially supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under grant numbers ANI0081396 and CCR-0205266, and by an equipment grant from the Hewlett-Packard Corporation (HP). Rajesh Balan was supported by an IBM Graduate Fellowship in 2003-2005 and by a USENIX Graduate Fellowship in 2002. Darren Gergle was supported by an IBM Graduate Fellowship in 2003-2006. Any opinions, f...
Rajesh Krishna Balan, Darren Gergle, Mahadev Satya
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where MOBISYS
Authors Rajesh Krishna Balan, Darren Gergle, Mahadev Satyanarayanan, James D. Herbsleb
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