MultiLibOS: an OS architecture for cloud computing
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Citation (published version)Schatzberg, Dan; Cadden, James; Krieger, Orran; Appavoo, Jonathan. "MultiLibOS: An OS architecture for Cloud Computing", Technical Report BUCS-TR-2012-018, Computer Science Department, Boston University, December 10, 2012. [Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2144/11406]
Cloud computing is resulting in fundamental changes to computing infrastructure, yet these changes have not resulted in corresponding changes to operating systems. In this paper we discuss some key changes we see in the computing infrastructure and applications of IaaS systems. We argue that these changes enable and demand a very different model of operating system. We then describe the MulitLibOS architecture we are exploring and how it helps exploit the scale and elasticity of integrated systems while still allowing for legacy software run on traditional OSes.