A Unified Execution Model for Cloud Computing

Date Added: Oct 2009
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This paper presents the design goals and architecture for a Unified Execution Model (UEM) for cloud computing and clusters. The UEM combines interfaces for logical provisioning and distributed command execution with integrated mechanisms for establishing and maintaining communication, synchronization, and control. In this paper, the UEM architecture is described, and an existing application which could benefit from its facilities is used to illustrate its value.