Distributed operating systems (OSs) are a type of network operating system (NOS). NOSs exist mostly or fully for, their main reason for being, is to facilitate networking, between two or more computers, to operate and improve networks, with non-trivial networking (e.g., routing) included and-or built in, which need not be added later, and they make little sense without their network functions. Many OSs have some networking ability, but not all such OSs are NOSs. Distributed OSs go beyond most NOSs, to divide, distribute, and even dynamically migrate tasks and information, to operate, over networks to run on two or more processors, often called clustering, and heterogeneous multiprocessing. Distributed Network Operating Systems Software Computers.
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- Brief, The Brave New OS of the Future www
Brief, Brave New OS of the Future, simple layman's treatment of Carnegie Mellon University Odyssey project; IBM Research's Autonomic Computing initiative; Microsoft Farsite project. [CNN.com] The Brave New OS of the Future.
- Parallel MIT LCS PDOS www
Parallel and Distributed Operating Systems Group; research focus: extensible and flexible system services: filesystems, LCS PDOS, networking, languages. Projects: 'C, Chord, Click, Exokernel (Exopc), Grid, Prolac, RON, and SFS. Funding: DARPA, NSF; AT&T, IBM, Intel. Many open source downloads. MIT LCS PDOS.
- Research The V Distributed System www
Research OS for a cluster of computer workstations connected by fast network; structured as a small distributed kernel, Distributed System, and set of service modules, runtime libraries, and commands. Stanford University. The V Distributed System.
- Growing V Operating System www
Growing article, Operating System, with links to many related topics. Wikipedia. V Operating System.
- Support SUMO www
Support for Multimedia in Operating systems, SUMO, Lancaster University: microkernel OS with facilities to support distributed realtime and multimedia applications and ODP-based multimedia distributed application platforms. SUMO.
- Simple, Quarks www
Simple, Quarks, yet efficient distributed shared memory (DSM) system; a user-level library plus header files supports DSM on groups of Unix workstations. Runs on 4.3BSD/M68k, HP-UX/PA-RISC, IRIX 5.2/MIPS, SunOS 4.1/SPARC. [Open Source, public domain] Quarks.
- Mobile AgentOS www
Mobile agent system for ubiquitous computing; new way to cope with the wide-area, AgentOS, large-scale ubiquitous computing environment of near future. Allows access to personal and collaborative computing services anywhere, via varied desktop and mobile computing devices. AgentOS.
- Global GLUnix www
Global Layer Unix; technology trends in high-speed, GLUnix, low-latency LANs suggest convergence of hardware in Massively Parallel Processors, MPPs, and Networks of Workstations, NOWs. Relative to many MPPs, NOWs offer more cost-effectiveness and scalability, and less hardware and software development time. Soon, the main difference between NOWs and MPPs will be OS software. GLUnix.
- hierarchically Hurricane www
hierarchically clustered OS implemented on Hector multiprocessor; manages system resources in clusters, Hurricane, using tight coupling within clusters, loose coupling across clusters. Succeeded by Tornado. Hurricane.
- A E1 www
A distributed operating system based on the concepts of object replication, E1, component model support and persistence. It consists of a L4 microkernel and a set of distributed objects acting at the user level. [Open source] E1.
- Object-oriented Tornado www
Object-oriented operating system for large-scale shared-memory multiprocessors. Tornado. Minimizes data sharing via careful design: often eliminates data sharing even when sharing appears natural. Successor to Hurricane. Tornado.
- Modular AtomsNet www
Modular object-oriented application to index files across networks. AtomsNet. Has plug-in type data retrieval system, webserver, peer-to-peer connections for network-wide information gathering, retrieval; has features of OSs, database management systems, distributed networking. Open Source, GPL. AtomsNet.
- Allows YouOS www
- Details MOSIX Clusters of Surplus Computers for Providing Common Network Services and Applications www
Details active project to illustrate use of MOSIX to create clusters of surplus machines that can be used to provide network services, Clusters of Surplus Computers for Providing Common Network Services and Applications, application resources. MOSIX Clusters of Surplus Computers for Providing Common Network Services and Applications.
- Software MOSIX www
Software package to enhance Unix kernels (7 so far) and Linux with cluster computing abilities. MOSIX. Lets any size cluster of x86-based workstations and servers work cooperatively as if part of one system. [Open Source, GPL] MOSIX.
- Automatic ACCORDS Project www
Automatic Configuration and Monitoring of Component-Based Distributed Systems. Project. From Universities of São Paulo, and of Campinas, Brazil. Part of 2K effort. ACCORDS Project.
- Component-based 2K www
Component-based network-centric OS for the next millennium: distributed, 2K, adaptable, designed for frequent change, from the Systems Software Research Group, and the Multimedia Operating Systems and Networking Group, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. 2K.
- Powerful Amoeba www
Powerful free, Amoeba, open source, microkernel-based system that turns a collection of workstations or single-board computers into a transparent distributed system. Used in academia, industry, and government for many years. Runs on many platforms. Amoeba.
- Part Bibliography on the Distributed Operating System Amoeba www
Part of the Computer Science Bibliographies: search, the Distributed Operating System Amoeba, browsing, statistics. Bibliography on the Distributed Operating System Amoeba.
- Specializes TenAsys Corp. www
Specializes in real-time virtual machine technology that combines the Windows OS and a hard real-time OS on a single x86 PC compatible computer. TenAsys Corp..
- Realtime SW Datentechnik GmbH www
Realtime software, Datentechnik GmbH, hardware, services: QNX, SQL, multiplatform RAD, portable UNIX-Windows, networking, RAID, multiport. SW Datentechnik GmbH.
- A Libtask www
A coroutine library for C and Unix. Libtask.
- The Joule www
The Joule system is a foundation for building distributed applications. Joule. Joule Quick Reference 1.0 and The Joule Manual, divided into chapters as PDF files. Joule.
- Encyclopedia Wikipedia: Croquet Project www
Encyclopedia article, Croquet Project, with links to many related topics. Wikipedia: Croquet Project.
- The The Israeli Association of Grid Technologies (IGT) www
The Israeli Association of Grid Technologies (IGT) The IGT is a non-profit organization of leading vendors, Israeli Association of Grid Technologies (IGT), ISVs, customers and academia, focused on knowledge sharing and networking for developing Enterprise Grid solutions. It is open, independent and vendor-neutral. The Israeli Association of Grid Technologies (IGT).
- An The Distributed ASCI Supercomputer (DAS) www
An experimental wide-area distributed computing cluster used for parallel computing research at five Dutch universities. Distributed ASCI Supercomputer (DAS). The Distributed ASCI Supercomputer (DAS).
- Second KA9Q NOS TCP/IP Package www
KA9Q NOS TCP/IP Package.
- University Network Research Group www
University of California, Research Group, Irvine. Network Research Group.
- Alexa: Distributed Network
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Distributed Network
- DMOZ: Distributed Network
dmoz.org Directory: Distributed Network