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Re: [ba-ohs-talk] Future Operating Systems

Jack Park wrote:    (01)

> http://www.computerworld.com/itresources/rcstory/0,4167,STO68143_KEY72,00.html
> "Imagine computers in a group providing disk storage for their users,
> transparently swapping files and optimizing their collective performance,
> all with no central administration. But the machines providing this pool of
> virtual storage dare not trust one another completely. Indeed, a hacker
> takes over one of them and ruthlessly begins attacking others in the group.
> But not to worry. Thanks to an experimental operating system technology
> called Byzantine fault-tolerant protocols, users and their data are
> protected. "
> The article goes on to describe various projects, from Microsoft to Linux
> and beyond.    (02)

Dazzling. Global Brain by other means. 100% fault-tolerant or 99% fault-tolerant?
Will the (previously private) individual's computing just be swept off the map?    (03)

Henry    (04)