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A Virtual Machine Generator for Heterogeneous Smart Spaces

Doug Palmer, CSIRO ICT Centre


Heterogenous smart spaces are networks of communicating, embedded resources and general-purpose computers that have a wide spread of power and capabilities. Devices can range from having less than a kilobyte of RAM to many megabytes.

Virtual machine techniques can be used to control some of the inherent complexity of a heterogeneous smart space by providing a common runtime environment. However, a suitably rich, single virtual machine implementation is unlikely to be able to operate in all environments.

By using a virtual machine generator and allowing virtual machines to be subsetted, it is possible to provide numerous virtual machines, each tailored to the capabilities of a class of resources.

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