RT Journal Article
JF Internet and Web Applications and Services, International Conference on
YR 2008
VO 00
SP 245
TI Friend-to-Friend Computing - Instant Messaging Based Spontaneous Desktop Grid
A1 Oleg Batrašev,
A1 Keio Kraaner,
A1 Ulrich Norbisrath,
A1 Eero Vainikko,
K1 Friend-to-Friend (F2F) Computing
K1 Grid computing
K1 instant messaging (IM)
K1 peer-to-peer (p2p)
AB Nowadays, Grids are very heavyweight and complex. They need huge administrative capacities, just to keep the grid infrastructure running. If only a small job should be submitted, this administrative overhead is not justified. The initial metaphor for the computational grid being as easy as a power grid is still unfulfilled. To facilitate a public usage of Grids, we simplify Grid computing using peer-to-peer computing and instant messaging. Instant messaging is used by the vast majority of computer users. We assume that using instant messaging techniques for the administrative part of setting up the Grid will open Grid capabilities to the public and thereby enable a Desktop Grid. We call the here applied paradigm Friend-to-Friend Computing (F2F Computing). F2F Computing offers the opportunity to spontaneously setup Desktop Grids with friends or colleagues via instant messaging. There is no server installation or maintenance needed. We describe the F2F Computing framework, its implementation, future steps, and present the first results of running applications on top of it.
PB IEEE Computer Society, [URL:http://www.computer.org]
LA English
DO 10.1109/ICIW.2008.87
LK http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/ICIW.2008.87