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GLOBE: a highly available and scalable tuplespace
Author(s): Jakob Eg Larsen; Jesper Honig Spring
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Paper Abstract

The Linda tuplespace paradigm is increasingly being used in the design of large-scale Internet-based systems. However, centralized tublespace implementations sfufer from both availability and scalability limitations. GLOBE is a distributed and replicated tuplespace that combines high availability and scalability in such heterogeneous and loosely couple systems. The level of availability and scalability of a GLOBE tuplespace can dynamically and independently be adjusted by modifying the number of replicas and partitions in the system. A tuplespace semantics is defined specifically tailored for large-scale, loosely coupled networks. The GLOBE replica update protocols are based on a combination of active operation propagation and anti-entropy propagation in the case of failures. A prototype of GLOBE has been implemented by extending a centralized JavaSpaces implementation. Evaluations of the prototype implementation indicate that distributed and replicated GLOBE tuplespace can outperform a highly loaded centralized tuplespace.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 June 2002
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 4863, Java/Jini Technologies and High-Performance Pervasive Computing, (25 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.472937
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Jakob Eg Larsen, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Jesper Honig Spring, Softwired AG (Switzerland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4863:
Java/Jini Technologies and High-Performance Pervasive Computing
Guang R. Gao; Ken Arnold; Guang R. Gao; Sudipto Ghosh, Editor(s)

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