[Pipet Users] Update

Nicolas Chauvat Nicolas.Chauvat at logilab.fr
Wed Feb 7 06:38:19 EST 2001

> > > 6. Resouce management (like ram, HD space, ea)
> > * I'm still not clear what 6 is.
> I think Jarl is talking about providing resource information with each node. 
> IOW, Piper would let a remote user know what your resources are (esp. network
> speed).  This would be helpful if your node(s) is not the only one on the
> Net.  Take Napster, for example.  You may find 10 mp3's that are exactly the
> same, but you would prefer to download from the guy with a T3 over someone
> with a 28.8 modem.

Got it. I would advocate looking at distributed computing litterature in
case we'd want to implement algorithms that choose the "best node" for a
certain task. Principles are not very different from deciding when to
migrate processes from a CPU to another in clusters, or when having mobile
code (agents?) move around host nodes.

Nicolas Chauvat

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