Internet Without Servers: Faster, More Efficient And Immune To Server Crashes

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London: Scientists have designed a revolutionary architecture that aims to make the internet more "social" by eliminating the need to connect to servers and enabling all content to be accessed on a peer-to-peer basis.



The prototype, which has been developed as part of an EU-funded project called "Pursuit," is being put forward as a proof-of concept model for overhauling the existing structure of the internet's IP layer, through which isolated networks are connected, or "internetworked."



The Pursuit Internet would enable a more socially-minded and intelligent system, in which users would be able to obtain information without needing direct access to the servers where content is initially stored.



Instead, individual computers would be able to copy and republish content on receipt, providing other users with the option to access data, or fragments of data, from a wide range of locations rather than the source itself.



Essentially, the model would enable all online content to be shared in a manner emulating the "peer-to-peer" approach taken by some file-sharing sites, but on an unprecedented, internet-wide scale.



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Source: PTI
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