Bringing the cloud down to earth: Transient PCs everywhere

Mahadev Satyanarayanan, Stephen Smaldone, Benjamin Gilbert, Jan Harkes, Liviu Iftode

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Abstract

The convergence of cloud computing with mobile computing opens the door to the creation of new applications and services that can be delivered to users at any time and any place. At the heart of this convergence lies a delicate balance between centralization and decentralization. We explore the forces underlying this balance, and examine the role of virtual machine (VM) technology. We observe that a VM-based model of cloud computing called a Transient PC offers an approach to “carry-nothing” mobile computing that harnesses the full power of local hardware at the edges of the Internet. In particular, we show how a zero-install Transient PC implementation can safely use local storage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMobile Computing, Applications, and Services - 2nd International ICST Conference, MobiCASE 2010, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsMartin Griss, Guang Yang
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages315-322
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783642293351
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event2nd International Conference on Mobile Computing, Applications, and Services, MobiCASE 2010 - Santa Clara, United States
Duration: Oct 25 2010Oct 28 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
Volume76 LNICST
ISSN (Print)1867-8211

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Mobile Computing, Applications, and Services, MobiCASE 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySanta Clara
Period10/25/1010/28/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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