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1 Company name KUAS HPDS Using Remote Memory Paging for Handheld Devices in a Pervasive Computing Environment Arjuna Sathiaseelan and Tomasz Radzik Reporter : Min-Jyun Chen publication year :2001

2 Hpds Lab Abstract Due to the nomadic life of users, devices that are portable and handheld are highly useful in a pervasive computing environment. The major problem faced by hand held devices are the lack of memory space to run bigger application processes. In this paper, we define this problem and propose a possible solution for it. KUAS-EE-HPDS1

3 Hpds Lab Outline 1. Introduction 2. Memory Architecture of Personal Digital Assistant 3.Aura Approach 4. Our proposed Solution 5. Conclusion

4 Hpds Lab Introduction Smart space is a combination of building infrastructure with technology embedded into it. These can range from sensors to wireless access points that connect to powerful remote servers. We propose a model for cyber foraging using these smart spaces available in a pervasive computing environment coupled with the latest wireless technologies for providing distributed memory management. KUAS-EE-HPDS3

5 Hpds Lab Memory Architecture of Personal Digital Assistant KUAS-EE-HPDS4 Two main PDA OS-  Windows CE Memory.  Palm O.S Windows CE Memory architecture-  Area is used for storing the objects and the other is used for executing the programs.  A backup battery is provided for Windows CE systems.  These applications are run directly from the ROM rather than being loaded in the RAM for execution.

6 Hpds Lab Memory Architecture of Personal Digital Assistant KUAS-EE-HPDS5 Virtual Memory-pages of the three states  A free page is free and is available to be allocated.  A reserved page is a page that has been set aside so that it cannot be allocated by the operating system.  A committed page that has been reserved by an application process. Palm O.S  ROM sizes vary from 512K to 2M.

7 Hpds Lab Aura Approach KUAS-EE-HPDS6 Aura Architecture-

8 Hpds Lab Our proposed Solution KUAS-EE-HPDS7 Using the unused memory of the remote workstations, personal computers etc in the smart space to store the unused processes/pages of the handheld devices. Storing the program files from the handheld device to the remote server’s hard disk. This is done by-

9 Hpds Lab Our proposed Solution (Cont.) KUAS-EE-HPDS8

10 Hpds Lab Our proposed Solution (Cont.) KUAS-EE-HPDS9 Client Pager Service- The client pager service is responsible for establishing connections and to transfer the pages from the local RAM to the remote RAM. The paging requests to a remote server using sockets over the wireless LAN over TCP/IP. The client pager maintains a data structure called memory map table.

11 Hpds Lab Our proposed Solution (Cont.) KUAS-EE-HPDS10 Remote Paging Server- These servers are used to accept connections by client machines and are used to store the client’s pages in its own memory. Forwarding of paging objects involves the following steps-  1)A new paging object is created at the remote host.  2)pages are written to the remote paging object. Also to provide reliability, all the pages that are stored in the RAM are also stored in hard disk as a backup.

12 Hpds Lab Our proposed Solution (Cont.) KUAS-EE-HPDS11 Network Broker- This broker serviceis in charge of figuring the available resources Every server periodically updates the broker’s record of its capacity. These access rights are used to regulate the access of the port through which the server receives or writes the pages.

13 Hpds Lab Our proposed Solution (Cont.) KUAS-EE-HPDS12 Run time transfer of idle process- The client pager program picks up the pages to be migrated and requests the broker to arrange the destination. The broker sends the list of all the potential servers to the client. The client sends a message to the corresponding remote server to arrange the required space for placing the object.

14 Hpds Lab Our proposed Solution (Cont.) KUAS-EE-HPDS13 Transferring unused files – If more memory is required by the system then the client pager transfers the unused program files that are being stored in the RAM to the remote server’s hard disk. The user can always abort this transfer if the user feels that it is not safe to store the program files.

15 Hpds Lab Our proposed Solution (Cont.) KUAS-EE-HPDS14 Termination – When the current executing process finishes running, the remotely stored processes are retrieved back. When the user aborts the executing process, the remotely stored processes are retrieved back. If the environment senses that the user plans to leave the smart space, then the client pager asks the client whether he plans to leave the space.

16 Hpds Lab Conclusions We propose a model to solve the problem of insufficient memory for handheld devices. This was done by using the unused memory of the remote workstations, personal computers etc in the smart space of a pervasive computing environment to store the unused processes/pages of the handheld devices. KUAS-EE-HPDS15

17 Company name KUAS HPDS


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