[open-science] BioTorrents

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Thu Apr 22 11:11:31 UTC 2010

On 17 April 2010 23:28, John Wilbanks <wilbanks at creativecommons.org> wrote:
> Also, be sure to include the Tranche Project in anything on this topic. I
> think they're a long ways towards the goal.
> https://proteomecommons.org/tranche/

Thanks John, we'd already got that on the listing :)


They seemed to have adopted a hybrid centralized/p2p model

Second, the repository is a hybrid model that uses concepts from both
the peer-to-peer networks and centralized servers, so it can best be
described as a "distributed server model". Because we are frequently
dealing with very large data sets that must be available at all times,
a pure peer-to-peer model would not be feasible since nodes
continuously enter and leave the network. Furthermore, a centralized
model presents other issues such as scalability, and places the entire
burden of hosting hardware on one group or organization. Our model
accommodates a reasonable amount of individual server downtime, as
well as permitting the replacement of old servers and the addition of
new servers to meet growing space requirements.

I'd be interested to hear of any experience people have had with Tranche ...


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