Battery-powered Distributed Systems (Extended Abstract)

Paul J.M. Havinga, A. Helme, Sape J. Mullender, Gerardus Johannes Maria Smit, Jaap Smit

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    Abstract

    Mobile personal computers will be a vital technology for making electronic information processing available to people on the move. We expect personal mobile computers, 'mobile digital companions', to be small enough that they can be carried along all day, versatile enough that they can be used for all kinds of information processing -- diary, notebook, pager, telephone, walk man, dictation, e-mail, e-money, keys, ID -- and frugal enough that they can be used all day without recharging. This paper reports ongoing work on Moby Dick, a research project that addresses fundamental issues in the architecture, design and implementation of lowpower hand-held computers, with particular emphases on energy conservation and security. The goal is to investigate architectural issues in hardware and software design in concert, so that opportunities in hardware design can be exploited by supportive software.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages210-213
    Number of pages4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 1998
    Event8th ACM SIGOPS European Workshop on Support for Composing Distributed Applications - Sintra, Portugal
    Duration: 7 Sep 199810 Sep 1998

    Workshop

    Workshop8th ACM SIGOPS European Workshop on Support for Composing Distributed Applications
    Period7/09/9810/09/98
    OtherSeptember 7-10, 1998

    Keywords

    • CAES-PS: Pervasive Systems
    • CAES-EEA: Efficient Embedded Architectures
    • EWI-1055
    • IR-56218

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