The University of Arizona, Department of Computer Science
Current Research Projects

Liquid Software:
A New Paradigm for Networked Systems


  • We are exploring how to build networked systems using liquid software---software that easily flows from machine to machine. Networks built using liquid software will be easier to maintain, debug, and update. Liquid software will enable new paradigms, such as active networks---networks that allow users and applications to customize the network by interjecting code into it.

    The main research thrusts of this project are Fast Compilation of Mobile Code, Mobile Search Application, and OS Support. Click here for more details.


  • John Hartman, Assistant Professor
  • Udi Manber, Professor
  • Larry Peterson, Professor and Department Head
  • Todd Proebsting, Assistant Professor
  • Related Projects

  • Scout OS
  • Sumatra
  • Glimpse
  • Active Networks
  • Presentations


    • [HMPP] J. Hartman, U. Manber, L. Peterson, and T. Proebsting. Liquid Software: A New Paradigm for Networked Systems. Technical Report 96-11, Department of Computer Science, University of Arizona (June 1996).

    Industrial Participation

    • The Liquid Software Initiative is a consortium designed to enable industrial participation in our Liquid Software related research projects. Click here for more information.

    This project is supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

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