Legion: A Worldwide Virtual Computer






 
Login to NPACI-net's Legion context space from the web. NPACI-net is a Legion testbed based at the University of Virginia. This is an excellent way to see a working Legion system's context space from the user's point of view. If you have an NPACI-net account, you can login and start working.

Note: The Legion Browser uses a secure server connection. Your browser may open up windows asking whether you would like to accept certificates from the host running the Legion Browser. If you'd like to use the Legion Browser, you must accept these certificates and continue the session.

Table of Contents
Link Description
General Introductory, FAQ, Legion in the news, and general information about the Legion project
Documentation Manuals, published papers, presentations, workshops, information on npacinet, client installs, FAQs for running programs in Legion, and other documents about Legion. Legion man pages are now available on-line.
Software new! Download Legion 1.8 and read the release notes.
Testbeds Information about Centurion and the NPACI-net testbeds.
Et Cetera How to reach us, who we are, jobs, related links, etc.

new! additional postings for research scientists

Map/Search Use the site map or search engine

This work partially supported by DOE grant DE-FG02-96ER25290, Logicon (for the DoD HPCMOD/PET program) DAHC 94-96-C-0008, DOE D459000-16-3C, DARPA (GA) SC H607305A, NSF-NGS EIA-9974968, NSF-NPACI ASC-96-10920, and a grant from NASA-IPG.

The Legion Project

Key words: parallel processing, high performance, object-oriented, distributed systems, metasystems, wide area, gigabit networks

Legion is an object-based, meta-systems software project at the University of Virginia. From the project's beginning in late 1993, the Legion Research Group`s goal has been a highly useable, efficient, and scalable system founded on solid principles. We have been guided by our own work in object-oriented parallel processing, distributed computing, and security, as well as by decades of research in distributed computing systems. Our system addresses key issues such as scalability, programming ease, fault tolerance, security, site autonomy, etc. Legion is designed to support large degrees of parallelism in application code and manage the complexities of the physical system for the user. The first public release was made at Supercomputing '97, San Jose, California, on November 17, 1997.

Legion is a work in progress: our team will not finish Legion but will create an "open" system that allows and actively encourages third-party development of applications, run-time library implementations, and core system components.


 

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This work partially supported by DOE grant DE-FG02-96ER25290, Logicon (for the DoD HPCMOD/PET program) DAHC 94-96-C-0008, DOE D459000-16-3C, DARPA (GA) SC H607305A, NSF-NGS EIA-9974968, NSF-NPACI ASC-96-10920, and a grant from NASA-IPG.

legion@Virginia.edu
http://legion.virginia.edu/