Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Mikael Svahnberg , pp. 62. Department of Software Engineering and Computer Science, 1998.

The work

Författare / Author: Mikael Svahnberg
Titel / Title: Background Analysis and Design of ABOS, an Agent-Based Operating System
Abstrakt Abstract:

Modern operating systems should be extensible and flexible. This means that the operating system
should be able to accept new behaviour and change existing behaviour without too much trouble
and that it should ideally also be able to do this without any, or very little, downtime. Furthermore,
during the past years the importance of the network has increased drastically, creating a demand for
operating systems to function in a distributed environment. To achieve this flexibility and distribut-edness,
I have designed and evaluated ABOS, an Agent-Based Operating System. ABOS uses
agents to solve all the tasks of the operating system kernel, thus moving away from traditional
monolithic kernel structures. Early results show that I have gained in flexibility and modularity, creating
a fault-tolerant distributed operating system that can adapt and be adapted to almost any situa-tion
with negligible decrease in performance. Within ABOS some tasks has been designed further,
and there exists a demonstration of how the agent-based filesystem might work.

Ämnesord / Subject: Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Artificial Intelligence
Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Computersystems
Nyckelord / Keywords: Operating systems, Practical application of multi-agent systems

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Magisterprogram Programvaruteknik, 40 poäng/Masters programme Software Engineering
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 09/16/2004
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: D-Uppsats/Magister/Master


Handledare / Supervisor: Håkan Grahn, Paul Davidsson
Examinator / Examiner: Jan Bosch
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: Department of Software Engineering and Computer Science

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