Kazimierz Balos

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The features and traits of an Ambient Network as well as the core design choices governing the development of Ambient Network components have already been described in various publications. The only prescriptive definitions of such networks though concern the reference points they expose. These reference points determine how the services an Ambient Network(More)
Distributed computing in wide area networks requires special approach to solve the problem of communication between secure areas. Since there is no possibility to establish connection from the outside to secure region and no possibility to discover hidden resources (i.e. grids), special mechanisms are required to do this job. Article presents a new approach(More)
The paper presents the design and implementation of Ambient Service Interface (ASI) framework, which offers suitable level of flexibility and programmability to satisfy the requirements of Ambient Network applications. The direct access to ACS (Ambient Control Space) Functional Entities has been enabled by a hub-and-spoke server - ASB (ASI Switchboard),(More)
Within the European research project ambient networks three reference points have been defined that determine the interactions and services an ambient network provides and fully describe it from an external perspective. In this paper, one of these reference points, the ambient service interface (ASI), is described in detail. The ASI is used for connecting(More)
The increase of computer networks speed paired with the ubiquity of inexpensive, yet fast and generously equipped hardware offers many organizations an affordable way to increase the available processing power. Clusters, hyperclusters and even Grids, not so long ago seen only in huge datacenters, can now be found helping many small organizations in solving(More)