by Ian Pratt and Steve Hand (University of Cambridge, UK)
The AutoMed project investigates the practical application of graph based database schema transformation, its use in automating global query processing and the application of heuristic and evolutionary computing techniques to schema improvement and global query optimisation for heterogeneous databases.
Globe is a research project on building large-scale distributed systems. We hope to support a billion users who collectively own a trillion objects. Globe is based on the idea of a distributed shared object, in which many machines can map onto and use the same object at the same time. In this respect, the paradigm is a kind of object-based distributed shared memory. We are looking at issues such as mobile objects, locating objects, replication strategies, security, the use of agents, and other topics.
PAST is a large-scale, peer-to-peer archival storage utility that provides scalability, availability, security and cooperative resource sharing. Files in PAST are immutable and can be shared at the discretion of their owner. PAST is built on top of Pastry, a generic, scalable and efficient substrate for peer-to-peer applications.
This project aims to build a public
infrastructure for wide-area distributed computing. We envisage a world in
which Xenoserver execution platforms will be scattered across the globe and
available for any member of the public to submit code for execution. Crucially,
the sponsor of the code will be billed for all the resources used or reserved
during the course of execution. This will serve to encourage load balancing,
limit congestion, and hopefully even make the platform self-financing.
As part of this project we are
developing XenoStore, a distributed peer-to-peer storage system which
provides high reliability and availability by the use of advanced caching
and coding techniques.
As part of this project we are developing XenoStore, a distributed peer-to-peer storage system which provides high reliability and availability by the use of advanced caching and coding techniques.
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