- Legion (software)
Legion is a
computer softwaresystem variously classified as a distributed operating system, a peer-to-peersystem, metacomputing software, or middleware. It is an object-based system designed to provide secure, transparent access to large numbers of machines, both to computational power and data.
The project was funded by the
National Science Foundationand other funding agencies, and was mostly developed at the University of Virginiaby a group led by Andrew Grimshaw. The Legion people formed the Avaki Corporationto commercialize the project in 1999, but Avaki eventually abandoned the Legion software base, and finally went bankrupt in 2005, with its IP acquired by Sybase.
Legion is the successor to Hydra, developed to run on the
C.mmphardware system developed at Carnegie Mellon Universityin the late 1960s.
One of the slogans of the Legion project is "mechanism, not policy!"
* [http://legion.virginia.edu/download/ legion.virginia.edu]
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