Move your computer without moving hardware


Author: Rebecca Rohan

Researchers at the Intel R&D Pittsburgh near Carnegie-Mellon University have created a working prototype of Internet Suspend/Resume (IS/R), a way to move your computing environment without moving any hardware.

IS/R takes the state of one computer, including operating system, programs, data — even cursor position — and “suspends” it all, then sends the whole works, wrapped in a virtual machine, across the network to another computer. The user can then resume his work as if he had brought his own computer.