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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Allows YouOS www
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Growing V Operating System www
Growing article, Operating System, with links to many related topics. Wikipedia. V Operating System.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Enabling VenturCom, Inc. www
Enabling Windows NT and Windows CE for embedded and real-time applications VenturCom, Inc..
- For TurboTask RTOS www
For Z80 and Z180 compatible processors; full-featured, RTOS, tiny, size ranges from 1k to 2.5k, set by features used; written in pure Assembly, making it maximally small, fast; no royalty; low cost licenses for binary and full source code. By Softools, Inc. TurboTask RTOS.
- Language A Distributed Implementation of the C-Linda Programming Language www
Language combining C and Linda, Distributed Implementation of the C-Linda Programming Language, gives six functions for concurrent process coordination, can be added to any other sequential language. Thesis with essay, bibliography, code samples. A Distributed Implementation of the C-Linda Programming Language.
- Resources Bell Labs and CSP Threads www
Resources about threaded programming in the Bell Labs CSP style, Labs and CSP Threads, by Russ Cox: history, principles and style of concurrent programming practiced at Bell Labs. Bell Labs and CSP Threads.
- Encyclopedia Wikipedia: Croquet Project www
Encyclopedia article, Croquet Project, with links to many related topics. Wikipedia: Croquet Project.
- Breaking Jeff Sutherland's Object Technology Site www
Breaking news on distributed computing, Sutherland's Object Technology Site, object technology, components, and business objects. Jeff Sutherland's Object Technology Site.
- A Albatross - Wide Area Cluster Computing www
A project to better understand application behavior on wide-area networks. Wide Area Cluster Computing. Publications, talks, software, status. Albatross - Wide Area Cluster Computing.
- University Network Research Group www
University of California, Research Group, Irvine. Network Research Group.
- University Systems Research Group, Networks and Operating Systems www
University of Cambridge, Research Group, Networks and Operating Systems, Computer Lab. Many interesting network OS oriented projects, including Nemesis OS. Systems Research Group, Networks and Operating Systems.
- Alexa: Distributed Network
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Distributed Network
- DMOZ: Distributed Network
dmoz.org Directory: Distributed Network