Definitions

storage space

Storage@home

Storage@home is a distributed storage infrastructure developed by some of the Folding@home team to solve the problem of backing up and sharing massive amounts of scientific results using a distributed model of volunteer managed hosts. The system is expected to be ready soon.

Purpose

Researchers are dealing with massive amounts of data, far more data than in the past. The usual methods of using RAID to store data and using data tapes to send data do not scale well into the terabyte range, due to the lack of money at research institutes. Taking cues from their work on Folding@home, Adam Beberg and Vijay Pande began work on Storage@home, to allow volunteers to donate storage space instead of processor power.

The project is expected to go public soon.

See also

References

  • http://folding.stanford.edu/English/Papers#ntoc6
  • http://www.stanford.edu/~beberg/Storage@home2007.pdf

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