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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    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
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 1998
    Event8th ACM SIGOPS European Workshop on Support for Composing Distributed Applications - Sintra, Portugal
    Duration: 7 Sept 199810 Sept 1998


    Workshop8th ACM SIGOPS European Workshop on Support for Composing Distributed Applications
    OtherSeptember 7-10, 1998


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

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