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Resource Area Network


Resource Area Network (RAN) is a general-purpose mechanism where all types of computing resources, such as computer files, software programs, software components, and hardware resources, are deployed, shared, and utilized in a uniform fashion. In a RAN, massive redundancy is treated as a first-class citizen. Massive redundancy is not only expected and well-supported, but also encouraged and automatically enhanced.

RAN Implementations and Subsystems

  • LCORE: (Layered Computing ORE) Resource Directory
  • Distributed Storage System
  • Distributed Pipe and Filter
  • Multi-Source File Sharing and Downloading Systems


Dr. Chang Liu
Last updated: Thu May 15 21:41:30 EDT 2003