Collaborative Computing in Higher Education: Peer-to-Peer and Beyond

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Weaving Peer-to-Peer Technologies into the Fabric of Balanced Computing

Time 01/31/02 11:25AM-11:50AM

Session Abstract

One way to view P2P is as a set of technologies for sharing resources and direct communications at the edges of the network, where the devices are personal. P2P is not a paradigm to replace existing compute models. Instead, it is a "tool" in support of network and distributed computing, to be applied in conjunction with other modes of computing. In particular, peer services augment other server-based web services. Usage model analysis is an approach that encourages solutions that address user needs and desires more closely than a pure technology-based approach. With this approach we can examine the place of P2P in our computing universe. There are a number of technical challenges facing the fundamental peer services. Examining them highlights the relationships between P2P and web services. We advocate P2P-based collaboration and resource sharing weaved in with existing compute models. The outcome is a cross-platform and standards-based 'balanced computing', where computing functions are performed where they are best applied.

Speakers

Speaker David Barkai Intel Corporation

Presentation Media

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Speaker David Barkai Intel Corporation

Speaker Owen DeLong Hurricane Electric