Accession Number : ADA288366

Title :   Application-Aware Adaptation for Mobile Computing.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Satyanarayanan, M. ; Noble, Brian ; Kumar, Puneet ; Price, Morgan

PDF Url : ADA288366

Report Date : 28 JUL 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : This paper identifies application-aware adaptation as an essential capability of mobile clients, and provides an overview of Odyssey, an architecture that supports this capability. Functionality that has hitherto been implemented monolithically must now be split between the operating system and individual applications. The role of the operating system is to sense external events, and to monitor and allocate scarce resources. In contrast, the role of individual applications is to adapt to changing conditions by using the information and resources provided by the operating system.

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *OPERATING SYSTEMS(COMPUTERS), COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS, FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE