Clouds is a native operating system for a distributed environment. The Clouds operating system is built on top of a kernel called Ra. Ra is a second generation kernal derived from our experience with the first version of the Clouds operating system. Ra is a minimal, flexible kernel that provides a framework for implementing a variety of distributed operating systems. This paper presents the Clouds paradigm and a brief overview of its first implementation. We then present the details of the Ra kernel, the rationale for its design, and the system services that constitute the Clouds operating system.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||36|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1990|
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