A Research Status Report on Adaptation for Mobile Data Access

Noble, B., M. Satyanarayanan


Mobility demands that systems be adaptive. One approach is to make adaptation transparent to applications, allowing them to remain unchanged. An alternative approach views adaptation as a collaborative partnership between applications and the system. This paper is a status report on our research on both fronts. We report on our considerable experience with application-transparent adaptation in the Coda File System. We also describe our ongoing work on application-aware adaptation in Odyssey.