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GC (Global Computing)


Carlos Baquero


"A global computer is a programmable computational infrastructure distributed at a worldwide scale and available globally.".

The vision encompasses more than GRID technology (_sharing of computer power and resources_) since it requires the creation of novel computational paradigms, linguistic mechanisms and implementation techniques that will support the deployment and management of the aimed global computing environments.

Pragmatically, a convergence into a single infrastructure is not expected, but instead multiple, diverse, infrastructures and realizations of overlay computers.


The focus is placed on the four issues of security, resource usage and management, scalability, and distribution transparency. To this aim, research effort is expected to include the following themes:

  • Methods and infrastructures for trust
  • Models of interaction and cooperation
  • Abstraction mechanisms
  • Components and modularity
  • Programming languages concepts and support
  • Validation and verification
  • Algorithmic principles
  • Autonomy, adaptability, and self-organization
  • Interoperability
  • Design support and software techniques

UM/EEng Competences

  • Peer-to-Peer Systems
  • Distributed Systems
  • Programming Language Design
  • Formal Methods
  • Parallel Computing
  • Clusters
  • Cryptography
  • Resource optimization / load balancing


Links to UM research groups and projects related to the area:

-- CarlosBaquero - 2005

r2 - 30 Nov 2005 - 11:04:50 - CarlosBaquero
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