Cell Phone in the Cloud…RevisitedMonday, May 11th, 2009 by Sandeep Gupta
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Time has come for the smart phones to go virtual. A new service called CloneCloud has been developed by the Intel Research Lab-Berkley, to move the smart phones to the cloud computing environment.
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CREDIT: Intel Research Berkley
CloneCloud uses a smart phone’s high-speed network connection to communicate with a copy of itself that lives in a cloud-computing environment on remote servers. The clone on the Cloud is much more powerful than the actual smart phone and when the user executes a particular task, it is done either on the phone or on the cloud depending on the resources needed for the task. In the later case the results are reintegrated back on the smart phone.
This concept is very powerful as it can offer the following advantages:
- <!–[if !supportLists]–>A significant decrease in the processing time
- <!–[if !supportLists]–>No limit to the processing power of the smart phone
- <!–[if !supportLists]–>Enhanced battery performance
On the other hand, operation of a smart phone in such an environment needs to address issues such as:
- <!–[if !supportLists]–>Security of data stored on the remote servers
- <!–[if !supportLists]–>Network bandwidth limitations
Well, the technology has been developed, but the question that remains unanswered is: How effectively can we implement it?
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