Pervasive personal computing in an Internet Suspend/Resume system

Mahadev Satyanarayanan, Benjamin Gilbert, Matt Toups, Niraj Tolia, Ajay Surie, David R. O'Hallaron, Adam Wolbach, Jan Harkes, Adrian Perrig, David J. Farber, Michael A. Kozuch, Casey J. Helfrich, Partho Nath, H. Andrés Lagar-Cavilla

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The Internet Suspend/Resume model of mobile computing cuts the tight binding between PC state and PC hardware. By layering a virtual machine on distributed storage, ISR lets the VM encapsulate execution and user customization state; distributed storage then transports that state across space and time. This article explores the implications of ISR for an infrastructure-based approach to mobile computing. It reports on experiences with three versions of ISR and describes work in progress toward the OpenISR version.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-25
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Internet Computing
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Internet Suspend/Resume
  • Mobile computing
  • Roaming

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications


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