The existing Internet architecture and protocols are not suitable for the newly emerging ad hoc collaborative computing systems. New architectures, protocols, and middleware specifically designed for the new ad hoc collaborative computing systems are needed. While work is currently being done to adapt the Internet architecture and protocols so the new systems can be developed and deployed, the fundamental characteristics that make the Internet unsuitable for the new systems — address-based messaging, one-to-one communication, and central servers — still remain. We envision alternative architectures, protocols, and middleware with the opposite characteristics — no central servers, broadcast communication, and content-based messaging. Many-to-Many Invocation (M2MI) and the Many-to-Many Protocol (M2MP) are an initial realization of this vision.
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Center for Advancing the Study of CyberInfrastructure
Alan Kaminsky and Hans-Peter Bischof. New architectures, protocols, and middleware for ad hoc collaborative computing. Middleware 2003 Workshop on Middleware for Pervasive and Ad Hoc Computing, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 2003.
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