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

Rebecca L. Collins and James S. Plank.

ITCC 2004, International Conference on Information Technology: Coding and Computing, Las Vegas, NV, April 5-7, 2004.


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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