Super-Peer Architectures for Distributed Computing
Optimize the cost and efficiency of EAI, B2Bi and BPM using Super Peer Architectures
Distributed Computing has been the holy grain of software industry for the last 3 decades, solving problems in domains of business applications, scientific computations and large scale collaborative systems to name a few. Over this period, the architecture of software systems has evolved, typically following the evolution of hardware systems from mainframes in the 70s client/server systems in the 80s and early 90s, thin-clients in the late 90s and more recent peer-to-peer distributed systems at the start of this decade. This whitepaper compares and evaluate various software infrastructure topologies with respect to characteristics like scalability, performance, reliability and manageability, among others, with a view towards determining the best overall topology for general-purpose distributed computing and the solution of a wide range of business problems.