Theses and Dissertations
Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Dr. Fitratullah Khan
Dr. Mahmoud Quweider
Dr. Hansheng Lei
There are several options for providing a large number of computers to users for their daily tasks. A typical setup may consist of a large number of computers where each relies on an HDD consisting of the required software, sufficient RAM, a capable CPU that meets the software requirements, and a stable network connection. This thesis proposes the use of the open-source AoE protocol to stream an OS to a user computer from a central server. Since the streaming is done from a well-protected central storage, the AoE protocol is less prone to failures compared to the traditional approach based on having a local HDD. Furthermore, AoE being open source, it avoids the need to purchase per seat licenses for streaming. The expected outcome of the proposed design is to create a central system consisting of servers and storage components to serve a large number of end-user diskless clients efficiently.
Torres, Max D., "An open source approach to serve a large number of computer users using block-level streaming" (2016). Theses and Dissertations. 169.
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