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Scalable and Robust Active Element Network



Year of publication 2006
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference CESNET Conference 2006
MU Faculty or unit

Institute of Computer Science

Field Informatics
Keywords Active Element; Peer-to-Peer; JXTA; jSon
Description Modular user empowered reflector or Active Element (AE) is very useful application providing network support for building collaborative environment for groups with small to medium number of users. Single reflector has problems with robustness and scalability because of its centralistic architecture and thus the concept of stand-alone reflector has been extended to distributed Active Elements. Overlay network of AEs can get over these problems and besides this, it provides possibility to equip individual nodes with heterogeneous functionality. Peer-to-Peer (P2P) networks have the required properties for controlling such overlay network and some other which will be very useful for solving our problems. AE uses overlay network to transfer management data, which is for managing and recovering topology of data distribution, while the actual data is distributed over the host network. Our goal has been to design overlay network of AEs which is be robust, scalable, self-organizing, user empowered and pervasive.

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