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Title XtreemOS: a Vision for a Grid Operating System
Abstract While much work has been done to build Grid middleware on top of existent operating systems, little has been done to extend the underlying operating systems for enabling and facilitating Grid computing, for example, by embedding some important basic services or functionalities directly into the operating system kernel. In this light, XtreemOS aims to be a first European step towards the creation of a true open source operating system for Grid platforms. The XtreemOS operating system is based on Linux traditional general-purpose OS, extended as needed to support VOs, and to provide appropriate interfaces to the Grid OS services. In contrast to middleware approaches, XtreemOS is an operating system able to execute any kind of application, including unmodified existing applications. The realization of this new Grid vision introduces new challenges: transparency for users and application developers, scalability, manageability, security, trust. In this paper, we consider some of the challenges and opportunities which are addressed by XtreemOS.
Organisation ESC , ESC-IM , STFC
Keywords VO Management , Grid Computing , Grid , Linux , Operating Systems , Grid Operating System , Virtual Organisations , Middleware
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Report XtreemOS Project Technical Report 4. 2008. xtreemos-VisionPaper-1-2.pdf 2008