The Linux kernel can be a threat to the dependability of systems because of its sheer size. A simple approach to produce smaller kernels is to manually configure the Linux kernel. However, the more than 11;000 configuration options available in recent Linux versions render this a demanding task. The authors ...Download Now
Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) clouds free companies of building infrastructures dimensioned for peak service demand and allow them to only pay for the resources they actually use. Being a PaaS cloud customer, on the one hand, offers a company the opportunity to provide applications in a dynamically scalable way. On the other ...Download Now
This paper presents advanced virtualization techniques used to implement the virtual PC FAUmachine. The authors created a just-in-time compiler that can transform kernel mode code into code suitable for direct execution within a user mode simulator. This approach allows the efficient virtualization of standard PC hardware. To improve the performance ...Download Now
In this paper, the authors present their approach towards a modularized DataBase Management System (DBMS) whose components can be adapted at runtime and show the modularization of a DBMS beneath the record-oriented interface as a first step. Cross-cutting concerns like transactions pose thereby a challenge that they answer with Aspect-Oriented ...Download Now
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