Re: [Stupid Idea Series] WWW/2 Take 2

Tom Arkwright (Thomas.Arkwright@Eng.Sun.COM)
Mon, 1 Mar 1999 17:50:50 -0800 (PST)

Check out JavaSpaces; Gosling showed how to make a distributed
supercomputer from it, in a few lines of code. He thinks
Jini plus RMI plus JavaSpaces is the basis for
a scalable, distributed no admin system. Keep me posted of your progress...

> Date: Mon, 1 Mar 1999 20:29:53 -0500 (EST)
> From: "Robert S. Thau" <>
> To: Gregory Alan Bolcer <>
> Cc: FoRK <>, Tom Arkwright <Thomas.Arkwright@Eng>
> Subject: [Stupid Idea Series] WWW/2 Take 2
> Gregory Alan Bolcer writes:
> > I am still waiting for one of you brainiacs to come up with the
> > concept behind WWW/2. Imagine for a second that you had a series
> > of distributed centers that were each responsible for some section
> > of the WWW/2. Using idle resources, they actively tried to keep
> > the collected body of knowledge, link liveness, content caching,
> > etc. as up to date as humanly-computerly-internetworkly-and
> > holistically possible. The current WWW is only about 3.5
> > Terabytes, a number easily farmed.
> ... which means that you could certainly do worse than trying to setup
> up a good distributed cache system for WWW1. (viz. Inktomi, Akamai,
> and any number of other cacheing-related startups).
> rst