XtreemOS was an E.U. research project (IP project #IST-FP6-033576 under the FP6 program). It aimed to build an operating system for Grid computing. The main particularity of XtreemOS is that it provides for Grids what a traditional operating system offers for a single computer: hardware transparency and secure resource sharing between different users.
Within XtreemOS, the Globule team worked on resource selection and on network transparency techniques.
The XtreemOS project is now finished. You may want to take a look at its successor, called Contrail.
- The XtreemOS Resource Selection Service. Corina Stratan, Jan Sacha, Jeff Napper, Paolo Costa and Guillaume Pierre. ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems 7(4), December 2012.
- Autonomous Resource Selection for Decentralized Utility Computing. Paolo Costa, Jeff Napper, Guillaume Pierre and Maarten van Steen. In Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), June 2009.
- Adam2: Reliable Distribution Estimation in Decentralised Environments. Jan Sacha, Jeff Napper, Corina Stratan and Guillaume Pierre. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), June 2010.
- Enabling Service Adaptability with Versatile Anycast. Michal Szymaniak, Guillaume Pierre, Mariana Simons-Nikolova and Maarten van Steen. Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, September 2007.