Large-Scale Decentralized Storage Systems for Volunter Computing Systems – Pilot

Well, I would like to write something about our Decentralized System (DS) project and what we are going to do in this project. Since it is the first post about the big picture of our DS project in this blog, I named it “Pilot” :p. Our group is G007, which consists of Julia, Diego, Enkhjin and myself.

After two weeks of paper reading and some brainstorming sessions, we are proposing these following directions for our project, Large-Scale Decentralized Storage Systems for Volunter Computing Systems. Continue reading Large-Scale Decentralized Storage Systems for Volunter Computing Systems – Pilot

How available are they?

Well, it’s not really about relationship status :p.. since “they” are referring to distributed systems 😀 #geek

But it is about my latest review for a paper titled titled “Exploiting Availability Prediction in Distributed Systems“, by James W. Mickens and Brian D Noble. As we all know, availability is one of the important properties of distributed systems. Availability is concerned with the capability of a distributed system to serving its client properly although there are some component failures inside the system.They argued that availability modeling is crucial to (generally) make the system better, in term of resource efficiency and understanding system-wide phenomenon. Therefore, they propose a new way to predict availability, and they applied the predictor to three case studies. They found that their predictor works well under test data and they successfully shows that good predictor can improve the systems. Continue reading How available are they?