Accession Number : ADA182513

Title :   CRONUS, A Distributed Operating System: CRONUS DOS Implementation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 84-Jan 86,

Corporate Author : BOLT BERANEK AND NEWMAN INC CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s) : Schantz,R. ; Schroder,K. ; Barrow,M. ; Bono,G. ; Dean,M.

Report Date : DEC 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 70

Abstract : This is the final report for the second contract phase for development of the CRONUS Project. CRONUS is the name given to the distributed operating system (DOS) and system architecture for distributed application development environment being designed and implemented by BBN Laboratories for the Air Force Rome Air Development Center (RADC). The project was begun in 1981. The CRONUS distributed operating system is intended to promote resources which are shared. Its major purpose is to provide a coherent and integrated system based on clusters of interconnected heterogeneous computers to support the development and use of distributed applications. Distributed applications range from simple programs that merely require convenient reference to remote data, to collections of complex subsystems tailored to take advantage of a distributed architecture. One of the main contributions of CRONUS is a unifying architecture and model for developing these distributed applications; as well as support for a number of system-provided functions which are common to many applications.

Descriptors :   *DISTRIBUTION, *CIRCUIT INTERCONNECTIONS, *COMPUTERS, *ARCHITECTURE, *INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION, AIR FORCE, COHERENCE, COLLECTION, HETEROGENEITY

Subject Categories : Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE