The evolution of a distributed operating system

Robbert van Renesse, Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Sape J. Mullender

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    Abstract

    AMOEBA is a research project to build a true distributed operating system using the object model. Under the COST11-ter MANDIS project this work was extended to cover wide-area networks. Besides describing the system, this paper discusses the successive versions in the implementation of its model, and why the changes were made. Its purpose is to prevent ourselves and others from making the same mistakes again, and to illustrate how a distributed operating system grows in sophistication and size.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProgress in Distributed Operating Systems and Distributed Systems Management
    Subtitle of host publicationEuropean Workshop, Berlin, FRG, April 18/19, 1989 Proceedings
    EditorsWolfgang Schröder-Preikschat, Wolfgang Zimmer
    Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages1-12
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-47074-8
    ISBN (Print)978-3-540-52609-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 1989
    EventEuropean Workshop on Progress in Distributed Operating Systems and Distributed Systems Management 1989 - Berlin, Germany
    Duration: 18 Apr 198919 Apr 1989

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    PublisherSpringer
    Volume433
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

    Workshop

    WorkshopEuropean Workshop on Progress in Distributed Operating Systems and Distributed Systems Management 1989
    CountryGermany
    CityBerlin
    Period18/04/8919/04/89

    Keywords

    • EWI-1241
    • Server Process
    • User Process
    • Race Condition
    • Reply Message
    • Preemptive Schedule

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    van Renesse, R., Tanenbaum, A. S., & Mullender, S. J. (1989). The evolution of a distributed operating system. In W. Schröder-Preikschat, & W. Zimmer (Eds.), Progress in Distributed Operating Systems and Distributed Systems Management: European Workshop, Berlin, FRG, April 18/19, 1989 Proceedings (pp. 1-12). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 433). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-52609-9_73