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Participatory Cloud Computing: The Community Cloud Management Protocol

Mullins, Taariq (2014) Participatory Cloud Computing: The Community Cloud Management Protocol. MSc, Department of Computer Science, University of Cape Town.

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This thesis work takes an investigative approach into developing a middleware solution for managing services in a community cloud computing infrastructure predominantly made of interconnected low power wireless devices. The thesis extends itself slightly outside of this acute framing to ensure heterogeneity is accounted for. The developed framework, in its draft implementation, provides networks with value added functionality in a way which minimally impacts nodes on the network. Two sub-protocols are developed and successfully implemented in order to achieve efficient discovery and allocation of the community cloud resources. First results are promising as the systems developed show both low resource consumption in its application, but also the ability to effectively transfer services through the network while evenly distributing load amongst computing resources on the network.

EPrint Type:Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
Subjects:C Computer Systems Organization: C.2 COMPUTER-COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
ID Code:999
Deposited By:Suleman, Hussein
Deposited On:21 January 2015