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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2014, Article ID 153847, 12 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/153847
Research Article

A Novel Resource Management Method of Providing Operating System as a Service for Mobile Transparent Computing

1School of Information Science and Engineering, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China
2School of Computer Science, Tokyo University of Technology, Hachioji, Tokyo 192-0982, Japan

Received 6 December 2013; Accepted 19 February 2014; Published 23 April 2014

Academic Editors: Z. Chen and F. Yu

Copyright © 2014 Yonghua Xiong et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This paper presents a framework for mobile transparent computing. It extends the PC transparent computing to mobile terminals. Since resources contain different kinds of operating systems and user data that are stored in a remote server, how to manage the network resources is essential. In this paper, we apply the technologies of quick emulator (QEMU) virtualization and mobile agent for mobile transparent computing (MTC) to devise a method of managing shared resources and services management (SRSM). It has three layers: a user layer, a manage layer, and a resource layer. A mobile virtual terminal in the user layer and virtual resource management in the manage layer cooperate to maintain the SRSM function accurately according to the user’s requirements. An example of SRSM is used to validate this method. Experiment results show that the strategy is effective and stable.