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9/29/2014 07:40 AM EDT
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DrFPGA
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Bitcoin the way forward for IoT security?
DrFPGA   9/30/2014 10:23:18 AM
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Perhaps the hard nut of security for the IoT can take a page out of the bit coin playbook. How about distributed services to help secure transactions? You could 'pay' a small fee to a nearby helper to provide some of the security services in 'commcoins'. If companies can get paid to provide heper services, perhaps as distributed app servers, we might have the start of a possible solution...

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Re: Great initiative in discussion
jim.ballingall   9/29/2014 2:55:40 PM
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Hi Rick, regarding the Open Compute Project (OCP), Charlie Manese of Facebook and OCP presented (at this same IAP Cloud Workshop at MIT last week) a fascinating account of their Cold Storage strategy, where a Peta-byte (yes, a Peta-byte!) of disc storage is in a SINGLE OCP rack in a purpose built data center annex, wholly dedicated to rows of these cold storage racks, roughly a thousand to store an Exa-byte of data. I was sitting next to our MIT host and IAP advisor Prof Daniel Sanchez in the front row, and we were both amazed, this was the first time we had seen this massive scale of cold storage.  In addition to OCP, OpenPOWER, and the MOC, we also had OpenStack, Ubuntu, and Apache Spark (for big data analytics in the cloud) well represented. We will post summaries later this week - http://www.industry-academia.org/event-mit-cloud-workshop.html  Rick, sorry you missed this one, we hope you can make it to the Berkeley Workshop in February.

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Re: Great initiative in discussion
Kinnar   9/29/2014 2:29:11 PM
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But on longer span it is better to have stand alone systems that can be synced when the network connectivity is available. That helps in all kind of adverse conditions. For companies who can afford the network services and security it is better to have it on cloud.

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Re: Great initiative in discussion
LarryM99   9/29/2014 1:16:06 PM
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This is a step along the pathway to commoditization of cloud computing. Companies will try to resist that step by using proprietary interfaces, but as far as I can tell cloud computing is very ripe for that pathway. Fairly soon the only differentiation will be price and reliability, which will limit the profit margins but turn it into a mature business service.

Larry M.

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rick merritt   9/29/2014 11:53:14 AM
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I see Facebook's Open Compute Project as another initiative in this area, but that project is more focused on the underlying hardware issues than the high level operational frameworks of interest to cloud end users that is apparently a focus here.

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Great initiative in discussion
Kinnar   9/29/2014 10:41:31 AM
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This is indeed a very great initiative in the development and deployment of cloud. It is very true the cloud is a very different kind of technology that will be helping future generation a lot, and this should not be completely driven by commercial ventures. It will be a great idea that universities as well will be contributing in this area that will make the technology open for the mankind in really open source manner.

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