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SuperWeb: Research Issues in Java-Based Global Computing

Albert D. Alexandrov, Maximilian Ibel, Klaus E. Schauser, and Chris J. Scheiman

Summary by: Steve Gribble

One-line summary: SuperWeb is a Java-based "Internet computing" brokerage infrastructure that allows hosts to register available computational cycles with broker agents, and clients to access those available computational cycles. Security, trust, cost, communications, etc. are identified as the main technical challenges to this infrastructure.

Overview/Main Points


It would be absolutely wonderful to harness all of those idle cycles out there on the Internet. Now is the time to design a resource brokerage architecture for harnessing available wide-area resources; superweb is a decent first stab at identifying the issues.


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