``Content-Addressable IBP - Rationale, Design and Performance''

Rebecca L. Collins and James S. Plank.

Technical Report UT-CS-03-512, University of Tennessee, December, 2003.

Appearing in ITCC 2004, International Conference on Information Technology: Coding and Computing, Las Vega, April, 2004. See this link for that paper.

Available via anonymous ftp to cs.utk.edu in CS-03-512.pdf.


This paper describes an extension to the Internet Backplane Protocol (IBP), called Content-Addressable IBP (IBPCA). IBP is an important protocol in distributed, grid and peer-to-peer computing settings, as it allows clients in these settings to access, manipulate and manage remote storage depots in a scalable and fault-tolerant fashion. Content-Addressability adds the ability to reference storage by hashes of its contents. In this paper, we discuss the rationale behind IBPCA, important design decisions, and performance implications.

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