Artifact Details

Title

Distributed Computing Economics, lecture by Jim Gray

Catalog Number

102651296

Type

Moving Image

Date

2003-09-18

Credits

Gray, Jim (speaker)

Publisher

Xerox PARC

Place of Publication

Palo Alto, CA, US

Duration

01:55:14

Format

VHS

Description

From abstract: "The paper Distributed Computing Economics considers the relative costs of computing resources and the implications this has for distributed system design. Today there is rough price parity between (1) one database access, (2) ten bytes of network traffic, (3) 100,000 instructions, (4) 10 bytes of disk storage, and (5) a megabyte of disk bandwidth. This has implications for how one structures Internet-scale distributed computing: one puts computing as close to the data as possible in order to avoid expensive network traffic. If there is time, the talk will then cover what the architecture we are evolving for the World-Wide Telescope -- a federation of the worlds' astronomy data as a collection of web services accessed via portals."

Category

Lecture

Series Title

SDForum

Lot Number

X4874.2009