Computer Science Department
School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
To Carry or To Find?
M. Satyanarayanan, Benjamin Gilbert, Niraj Tolia,
Internet Suspend/Resume (ISR) is a new model of personal computing that cuts the tight binding between personal computing state and personal computing hardware. ISR is implemented by layering a virtual machine (VM) on distributed storage. The VM encapsulates execution and user customization state; distributed storage transports that state across space and time. In this paper, we explore the implications of ISR for an infrastructure-based approach to mobile computing. We report on our experience with three versions of ISR, and describe work in progress on a new version called OpenISR.
*University of Toronto