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" What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use things instead of using people and loving things. " " It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that things are difficult. " Seneca " All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes and conditions. Nothing ever exists(More)
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(More)
The Internet backplane protocol, or IBP, supports logistical networking to allow applications to control the movement and storage of data between nodes. T o ensure a robust and scalable network, early designers of the Internet chose a stateless model: Routers transfer data statelessly, and routing algorithms, which require only that the routers behave(More)
The Logistical Computing and Internetworking (LoCI) project is a reflection of the way that the next generation internetworking fundamentally changes our definition of high performance wide area computing. A key to achieving this aim is the development of middleware that can provide reliable, flexible, scalable, and cost-effective delivery of data with(More)
Logistical Networking 1 can be defined as the global op-timisation and scheduling of data storage, data movement, and computation. It is a technology for shared network storage that allows an easy scaling in terms of the size of the user community, the aggregate quantity of storage that can be allocated, and the distribution breadth of service nodes across(More)
The Logistical Computing and Internetworking (LoCI) project is a reflection of the way that the next generation internetworking fundamentally changes our definition of high performance wide area computing. A key to achieving this aim is the development of middleware that can provide reliable, flexible, scalable, and cost-effective delivery of data with(More)