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- Grid Forum
14 - The Global Grid Forum (Global GF) is a community-initiated forum ofindividual researchers and practitioners working on distributedcomputing, or "grid" technologies. Global GF focuses on the promotionand development of Grid technologies and applications via thedevelopment and documentation of "best practices," implementationguidelines, and standards with an emphasis on rough consensus andrunning code.
- Free Riding on Gnutella
16 - An extensive analysis of user traffic on Gnutella shows asignificant amount of free riding in the system. By sampling messages on the Gnutella network over a 24-hour period, dar and Huberman or Xerox PARC established that 70% of Gnutella users share no files, and 90% of the users answer no queries.
- GPulp Opens Up Web Searches
23 - The Gnutella Next Generation development team announced on Friday that they aredeveloping a new open source technology for search engines.The group believes that "gPulp" (general Purpose Location Protocol) will eventually becomethe standard search tool on every network and computing device. "GPulp will be a ubiquitous,open, free, and powerful tool that lets users find anything –- anything! -- on any network,"
- Peer-to-Peer Working Group
17 - The Peer-to-Peer Working Group is a consortium for advancement of infrastructure standards for peer-to-peer computing.
- O'Reilly Network: Peer-to-Peer Makes the Internet Interesting Again
18 - An article byAndy Oram of O'Reilly on the recent Peer-to-peer summit, where people from groups as diverse as IBM and Freenet talked about the technology's potential andlimitations
20 - Mojonation is a new open-sourced, peer-to-peer content sharing system that has a integrated economic model. In Mojo Nation, every transaction costs some Mojo, and asone's Mojo credit limit is reached, one must contribute *something* -- whether resources or cash --to the community.
19 - Groove is a peer-to-peer information sharing framework that describes itself as "a combination ofsoftware and services thattransform the Internet into apersonal medium for directcommunication andinteraction."
- Gnutella: To the Bandwidth Barrier and Beyond
19 - An article that analyzes the growth and usage ofGnutella and describes the evolution and present condition of the Gnutella peer-to-peerfile-sharing network based on data gathered over a five-month period. "we find thenetwork has neither smoothly scaled nor catastrophically collapsed since average traffic grew to regularlyexceed dial-up modem bandwidth in August 2000. Instead, the network persists in a fragmented statecomprised of numerous continuously evolving responsive segments, the largest of which typicallycontains hundreds of hosts."
16 - O'Reilly's portal for peer-to-peer resources.
- Remaking the Peer-to-Peer Meme
16 - This essay by Tim O'Reilly is an excerpt from the forth-coming bookPeer-to-Peer: Harnessing the Disruptive Potential ofCollaborative Networking.
- IEEE Task Force on Cluster Computing
15 - The TFCC is an international forum promoting cluster computing research and education. It participates in helping to setup and promote technical standards in this area. The Task Force is concerned with issues related to the design, analysis,development and implementation of cluster-based systems. Of particular interest are: cluster hardware technologies,distributed environments, application tools and utilities, as well as the development and optimisation of cluster-basedapplications.
- New Scientist article on Peer-to-peer
17 - This article from the march 10, 2001 issue of New Scientist provides a good overview of peer-to-peer.
- Peer to Peer : Harnessing the Power of Disruptive
11 - A O'Reilly book of articles edited by Andy Oram on P2P which covers both technical and social isues (Paperback, 448 pages, March 15, 2001, ISBN: 059600110X).
- Peer-to-Peer Models Through the History of the Internet
18 - An article by Nelson Minar and Marc Hedlund (Popular Power) which appears in the book "Peer-to-Peer: Harnessing the Power of Disruptive Technologies".
15 - NeuroGrid is a P2P system forsearchingthe web, a kind of Napster for bookmarks and is based on theidea of automating the process we use in human society to find outthingsthat we want to know, or the locations of things that we need.
17 - grub.org has release an open source client which becomes part of a distributed p2p-like web indexing system.
- Hailstorm: Open Web Services Controlled by Microsoft
19 - AN article on OpenP2P.com by Clay Shirky describes Microsoft's new Hailstorm system, which is "Microsoft's bid to putsome meat on the bones of its .NET initiative." Hailstorm encodes data in XML and provides access via SOAP.
- New Scientist: First among equals
17 - "New techniques are making the Gnutella file-sharing networkflourish, but may be taking away the key benefits of purepeer-to-peer networking.The peak number of simultaneous Gnutella users reached morethan 40,000 in May, according to a monitoring company calledClip2. This is 20 times more than could originally connect tothe network."
- Software Services Grid Workshop
19 - On, July 10, in conjunction with the OMG meeting near Boston,there will be a Workshop dedicated to the metadata and modeling standardsrequired for the next generation of federated Internet Computing (e.g.Grids).Speakers at the workshop will include members of the OMG, W3C, Global GridForum, DAML, and ebXML presenting individual perspectives.
- Anatomy of the Grid
16 - Ian Foster, Carl Kesselmann and Steven Tuecke, The Anatomy of the Grid, Enabling Scalable Virtual Organizations. In this white paper, the authors describe the Grid as a "distributed computing infrastructure for advanced science and engineering".
- Incentives for Sharing in P2P Networks
15 - An article by Golle, Leyton-Brown and Mironov discusses the incentive issues that arise in P2Psystems, such as the free-rider problem in Napster in which individual users are provided with no incentive for sharing their own files and thereby adding value tothe network. They present a formal game theoretic model of a P2P system and analyze equilibria of userstrategies under several novel payment mechanisms and present experimental results from a multi-agent reinforcement learning model.
- JXTA Search: A look at the future of searching
15 - An interview with Gene Kan and Steve Waterhouse on JXTA Search, the marriage of P2P searching with Sun's Project JXTA, holds out the promise of turning searching into a real-time endeavour, rather than being based on historical indices.
- Making P2P interoperable: The Jxta story
17 - This article on IBM's developerworks by Sing Li is the first in a three part series and offers a "A hands-on, working introduction to the latest P2Ptechnology". Project Jxta is a community-run attempt to build a utility applicationsubstrate for peer-to-peer applications. Though its reference implementation is written in the Java language, Jxta can embrace virtually any language, OS, or platform in existence today -- and, more importantly, it's ready for technologies that haven't even been conceived of yet.
15 - Hive is an Enterprise P2P platform for developingnew, collaborative applications based on the JXTA P2P platform. It alsohas a suite of tools and components to complete the process of EnterpriseBusiness Management.
- Peer-to-Peer for Academia
19 - Andy Oram delivered ashortened version of thisspeech, "ResearchPossibilities inPeer-to-PeerNetworking," to theVirtual Internet2 MemberMeeting on Thursday,October 4, 2001.
17 - HyperBee is a new web search engine, with a twist! We use a volunteer peer-to-peer network to crawl theweb faster and cheaper than current search engines are able to do it.
- Anthill P2P project
43 - Anthill is a framework being developed at University of Bologna tosupport the design, implementation and evaluation of P2P applications,viewing them as instances of Complex Adaptive Systems, typically foundin biological and social sciences. In Anthill, desired properties suchas resilience, adaptation and self-organization correspond to the"emergent behavior" of the underlying CA system. An Anthill systemconsists of a dynamic network of peer nodes; societies of adaptiveagents (ants) travel through this network, interacting with nodes andcooperating with other agents in order to solve complex problems.
- Distributed Systems Topologies: Part 1
14 - Distributed Systems Topologies: Part 1, byNelson Minar: "The peer-to-peer explosion has reminded people of the power of decentralizedsystems. The promise of robustness, open-endedness, and infinite scalability havemade many people excited about decentralization. But in reality, most systems webuild on the Internet are largely centralized.This two-part article develops a framework for comparing distributed systemdesigns."
- Hypernets -- Good (G)news for Gnutella
13 - This article by Neil Gunther discusses the bandwidth limitations inherent in Gnutella's interconnection topology and presents performance models for several plausible hyper-topologies which offer near linear scalability.
- Distributed Computing: An Introduction
14 - In this introductory article on extremetech.com, Leon Erlanger covers the basics of distributed computing.
- AllCast p2p streaming
17 - "Based on peer-to-peer streaming, AllCast's patented software allows content