The Internet Backplane Protocol: A Study in Resource Sharing
Alessandro Bassi , Micah Beck, Terry Moore, James S. Plank, Martin Swany , Rich Wolski, Graham Fagg

Future Generation Computing Systems, Volume 19, Number 4, May, 2003, pp. 551-561.

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Abstract:
In this work we present the Internet Backplane Protocol (IBP), a middleware created to allow the sharing of storage resources, implemented as part of the network fabric. IBP allows an application to control intermediate data staging operations explicitly. As IBP follows a very simple philosophy, very similar to the Internet Protocol, and the resulting semantic might be too weak for some applications, we introduce the exNode, a data structure that aggregates storage allocations on the Internet.

Citation Info:

Authors: Alessandro Bassi , Micah Beck, Terry Moore, James S. Plank, Martin Swany , Rich Wolski, Graham Fagg
Title: The Internet Backplane Protocol: A Study in Resource Sharing
Journal/Book: Future Generation Computing Systems
Issue: Volume 19, Number 4
Year: 2003
Month: May
Pages: pp. 551-561
Where: http://loci.eecs.utk.edu/publications/2003_IBP_Resource_Sharing.php