ROCS: a Remotely Provisioned OSGi Framework for Ambient Systems

Stéphane Frénot 1 Noha Ibrahim 2 Frédéric Le Mouël 1 Amira Ben Hamida 1 Julien Ponge 1 Mathieu Chantrel 1 Denis Beras 1
1 AMAZONES - Ambient Middleware Architectures: Service-Oriented, Networked, Efficient and Secured
CITI - CITI Centre of Innovation in Telecommunications and Integration of services, Inria Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes
2 LIG Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble - HADAS
LIG - Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble
Abstract : One of the challenges of ambient systems lies in providing all the available services of the environment to the ambient devices, even if they do not physically host those services. Although this challenge has come to find a solution through cloud computing, there are still few devices and operating systems that enable applications execution by only uploading the required components into the runtime environment. The ROCS (Remote OSGi Caching Service) framework is a novel proposal which relies on a heavy-weighted standard Java/OSGi stack. It is distributed between class servers and ambient devices to provide full functionalities to resource-constrained environments. The ROCS framework provides improvements in two areas. First, it defines a minimal bootstrap environment that runs a standard Java/OSGi stack. Secondly, it provides an architecture for loading any necessary missing class from remote servers into memory at runtime. Our first results show similar performances when classes are either remotely downloaded into the main memory from a local network or from a flash drive. These results suggest a way to design minimalistic middleware that dynamically obtain their applications from the network as a first step towards cloud-aware operating systems.
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Stéphane Frénot, Noha Ibrahim, Frédéric Le Mouël, Amira Ben Hamida, Julien Ponge, et al.. ROCS: a Remotely Provisioned OSGi Framework for Ambient Systems. Network Operations and Management Symposium, IEEE/IFIP, Apr 2010, Osaka, Japan. pp.503-510. ⟨inria-00436041⟩

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