Computer Communications and Networks

Peer-to-Peer Computing

Building Supercomputers with Web Technologies

Authors: Loo, Alfred Wai-Sing

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About this Textbook

Client/Server architecture was first proposed in the late 1980s as an alternative to conventional mainframe systems. Mainframe processing quickly becomes a bottleneck in any information system, but client/server models shift the processing burden to the client computer. Through workload sharing, client/server systems can improve overall efficiency while reducing budgets.

Companies are again searching for ways to improve their processing power without further investment in new hardware and software. Many client computers are idle most of the time, and have unused disk space. The next logical step is to maximise the resources of these computers, and the peer-to-peer (P2P) model is the answer.

A new and simple peer-to-peer model will be introduced in this book. In it:

  • Readers will be taught to install peer-to-peer systems which can then manage and distribute the processing power of any number of clients.
  • The size of network can range from two to over a million computers.
  • The software necessary to implement peer-to-peer systems quickly can be downloaded from the book’s website at www.springer.com/1-84628-381-7/

The deployment of web technologies will enable individuals and organisations of all sizes to use computers across a network as though it were a single supercomputer to solve complex problems, and after reading this book, readers will be able to install a peer-to-peer system of any size.

About the authors

The author is a lecturer at Lingnan University in Hong Kong and also has the following accreditations.

BSc, MSc, PhD.

Chartered Engineer, United Kingdom.

Chartered Mathematician, United Kingdom.

Chartered Information Technology Professional, United Kingdom.

 

He has been a member of the Scientific Committee of the International Conference on Distributed Computing and Applications to Business, Engineering and Science in 2001, 2002 and 2004. They are planning to hold the next conference in London in late 2005 or early 2006.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Overview of Peer-to-Peer System

    Loo, Alfred Wai-Sing

    Pages 1-8

  • File-Sharing Peer-to-Peer System

    Loo, Alfred Wai-Sing

    Pages 9-17

  • The Need for More Powerful Computers

    Loo, Alfred Wai-Sing

    Pages 18-27

  • Problems and Solutions

    Loo, Alfred Wai-Sing

    Pages 28-33

  • Web Server and Related Technologies

    Loo, Alfred Wai-Sing

    Pages 34-55

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-84628-747-3
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Softcover $89.95
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  • ISBN 978-1-84628-381-9
  • with online files
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Peer-to-Peer Computing
Book Subtitle
Building Supercomputers with Web Technologies
Authors
Series Title
Computer Communications and Networks
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84628-747-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84628-747-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84628-381-9
Series ISSN
1617-7975
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 268
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