OneOS: IoT Platform based on Posix and Actors

Kumseok Jung, Julien Gascon-Samson, Karthik Pattabiraman, Proceedings of the Usenix Workshop on Hot Topics in Edge Computing (HotEdge), 2019. [ PDF | Talk ] (Code)

Abstract: Recent interest in Edge/Fog Computing has pushed IoT Platforms to support a broader range of general-purpose work- loads. We propose a design of an IoT Platform called OneOS, inspired by Distributed OS and micro-kernel principles, providing a single system image of the IoT network. OneOS aims to preserve the portability of applications by reusing a subset of the POSIX interface at a higher layer over a flat group of Actors. As a distributed middleware, OneOS achieves its goal through evaluation context replacement, which enables a process to run in a virtual context rather than its local context.