Peloton: Coordinated resource management for sensor networks

Jason Waterman, Geoffrey Werner Challen, Matt Welsh

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This paper makes the case that operating system designs for sensor networks should focus on the coordination of resource management decisions across the network, rather than merely on individual nodes. We motivate this view by describing the challenges inherent to achieving a globally efficient use of sensor network resources, especially when the network is subject to unexpected variations in both load and resource availability. We present Peloton, a new distributed OS for sensor networks that provides mechanisms for representing distributed resource allocations, efficient state sharing across nodes, and decentralized management of network resources. We outline the Peloton OS architecture and present three sample use cases to illustrate its design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event12th Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems, HotOS 2009 - Monte Verita, Switzerland
Duration: May 18 2009May 20 2009


Conference12th Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems, HotOS 2009
CityMonte Verita

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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