A collective approach to harness idle resources

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Publication Type technical report
School or College College of Engineering
Department Computing, School of
Program Advanced Research Projects Agency
Creator Carter, John
Other Author Goyal, Sachin
Title A collective approach to harness idle resources
Date 2008
Description We propose a collective approach for harnessing the idle resources (cpu, storage, and bandwidth) of nodes (e.g., home desktops) distributed across the Internet. Instead of a purely peer-to-peer (P2P) approach, we organize participating nodes to act collectively using collective managers (CMs). Participating nodes provide idle resources to CMs, which unify these resources to run meaningful distributed services for external clients. We do not assume altruistic users or employ a barter-based incentivemodel; instead, participating nodes provide resources to CMs for long durations and are compensated in proportion to their contribution. In this paper we discuss the challenges faced by collective systems, present a design that addresses these challenges, and compare it with previous approaches. We show that the collective service model is a useful alternative to the pure P2P models. It provides more effective utilization of idle resources, has a more meaningful economic model, and is better suited for building legal and commercial distributed services.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Idle resources; Computer nodes
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Goyal, S., & Carter, J. (2008). A collective approach to harness idle resources. UUCS-08-009.
Series University of Utah Computer Science Technical Report
Relation is Part of ARPANET
Rights Management © University of Utah
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 145,477 bytes
Source University of Utah School of Computing
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s65d9944
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