INSTANCE: The intermediate storage node concept

  • Thomas Plagemann
  • Vera Goebel
Session 4
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1345)


The objective of the INSTANCE (Intermediate Storage Node Concept) project is to support asynchronous communication in server-based systems, like World-Wide Web and Video-on-Demand, more efficiently by a new structure for server-based systems. The proposed approach will lead to a structure that is capable to support concurrently a higher number of clients with lower costs (compared to traditional approaches). Servers, which are called intermediate storage nodes in INSTANCE, are seen as a vehicle to transfer information in asynchronous mode from provider to consumer. The protocol stack is drastically reduced at the server - in analogy to intermediate network nodes. The Integrated Layer Processing principle is applied to the handling of data management system, application, and the remaining communication protocol.


Communication Protocol Data Management System Forward Error Correction Asynchronous Communication Chunk Size 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Plagemann
    • 1
  • Vera Goebel
    • 1
  1. 1.University of OsloCenter for Technology at Kjeller (UNIK)Kjeller

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