Community or CC is a single, dynamically changing, virtual multiprocessor
system, physically built of many components. The physical network disappears
from the view of the computations that run on the CC. Our approach takes a base
OS (Windows NT in our case), and all the applications that run on it, and transparently converts
that system into a “different” one. This “different” system is called
the “Computing Community”
A CC has features that are selected when the CC is constructed. For
example, a CC that can have the features of transparent
distribution, global scheduling, fault
tolerance, and application adaptation.
CC is an aggregation of computing and information resources—and even CCs—all
drawn from diverse sources. CCs are
dynamic and hierarchically constructed. CCs are self-repairing,
and continue delivering, adequate, and
predictable performance of the key services despite faults and other
imperfections of the execution platform.
The CC comprises three synergistic
components: (1) Virtual Operating System (2) Global Resource Manager, and (3)
Application Adaptation. These components are responsible, respectively, for
providing a unified view (virtualization) of CC resources and privileges,
integrating diverse components into the CC, and adapting to changes in CC
Information: A paper on this topic is here.
ASU Web Site: http://calypso.eas.asu.edu/research.htm
NYU Web Site: http://www.cs.nyu.edu/pdsg/projects/cc/cc.htm