Quasar is a mobile computing system built on top of CPU Emulator QEMU. Quasar provides extensive support for migration of computing environments created by QEMU. Quasar is useful for hosting mobile servers and for using the same computing environment at home, in an office, and on a flight. Quasar is equipped with a virtual network mechanism that makes migration transparent to guest operating systems. The mechanism allows network connections to be kept across migration. Quasar also provides a "staged" migration mechanism, which greatly reduces the downtime of servers observed in server migration.
Quasar: A Mobile Computing System Based on CPU Emulator QEMU
The 8th Workshop on Systems for Programming and Applications (SPA 2005), Ikaho, Gunma, Japan, March 2005.
Design and Implementation of a Mobile Computing System Based on a CPU Emulator
Master's Thesis, Department of Computer Science, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo, February 2005.
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