Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.

GRID Project

Author:Joshua Allen
Posted:9/19/2000; 9:56:39 PM
Topic:Asking Tim
Msg #:21527 (In response to 21523)
Prev/Next:21526 / 21528

Is P2P usually used to mean decentralized computing or used to mean person-to-person collaboration? Regarding the first, you may be interested in Last meeting was at MS campus, but you might be surprised at who is participating.

Napster uses centralized directory and is fairly simple. Gnutella is an attempt at more distributed directory, but both platforms lack vision (and ignore many years of research). It has, for a few years, been possible now to build a system that:

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