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A .net based resource sharing framework

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dc.contributor.advisor John R. Williams. en_US Lin, Xiaohan en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering. en_US 2008-01-10T17:23:41Z 2008-01-10T17:23:41Z 2006 en_US 2006 en_US
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dc.description Thesis (Ph. D.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2006. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 121-124). en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis presents an Internet resource sharing architecture. It allows users to access and utilize unused computer resources, such as CPU cycles and storage, without an expert's knowledge. It achieves this by providing a number of abstract services that hide some of the complexity inherent in distributed computing. In recent years, Grid Computing has been proposed as a solution for Internet resource sharing. However, Grid Computing as presently implemented does not address the need of the large majority of the users. In this thesis, we propose a different approach to achieve Internet resource sharing called the Realm. The Realm Framework offers a lightweight layer on top of the Microsoft .Net Framework so that the programs that can be migrated to .Net Framework can also utilize the shared resources through the Realm Framework. By leveraging the Microsoft .Net Framework, the Realm Framework avoids tedious re-working in this fast-paced world of technology by sitting on the top of the full-featured, coherent and up-to-date development platform. The Realm Framework applies current technologies such as Web Services, the Common Language Runtime (CLR) and popular encryption algorithms. en_US
dc.description.abstract (cont.) In this thesis a versatile runtime system and a set of extension interfaces in C# programming language is developed. The modularized software package offers a layered programming model for distributed-application developers with different levels of proficiency. Two utilities that are helpful for maintaining a distributed system are also developed, namely, a dynamic domain-name based inter-realm communication scheme and a distributed debugger. Examples of applying the Realm Framework to several typical scenarios are shown, including embarrassingly parallel problems that require little communication between computing nodes, parallel computing problems that require intensive message-passing between the computing nodes, and universal storage systems that are based on storage media and the messenger-like applications that require a sophisticated communication scheme. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Xiaohan Lin en_US
dc.format.extent 124 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
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dc.subject Civil and Environmental Engineering. en_US
dc.title A .net based resource sharing framework en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Ph.D. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 71304094 en_US

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