The Remote Processing Framework for Portable Computer Power Saving
Source: University of California
Recent research has demonstrated that portable computer users can save battery power by migrating tasks over wireless networks to server machines. Making this technique generally useful requires considerable automation. This paper describes a framework for automatically migrating tasks from a portable computer over a wireless network to a server and migrating the results back. The paper presents the framework's architecture, discusses key issues in creating the framework, and presents performance results that demonstrate that the framework is both useful and power-inexpensive.