Safe P2P-based REliable Architecture for Data Storage
The goal of this project is to study and design a highly dynamic secure P2P storage systems on large scale networks like the internet. Compared to other popular peer-to-peer data sharing systems, a reliable storage system has a different set of functional constraints: First it must ensure reliability, which means that the system must be self-organized to guarantee that the data will never get lost (in peeer-to-peer data sharing systems, the pereniality of the data in the system is due to their popularity among other peers). Second, it must ensure confidentiality which means that nobody except the data owner should be able to retrieve the data.
The scientific program covered by this project is mainly the design of new mathematical safety, security and performance models, secure patterns, simulation to evaluate the quality of service of a peer-to-peer storage system in the context of a dynamic large scale network. These models and simulations will eventually be corroborated by experimentation on the Grid 5000 and Grid eXplorer platforms.
The project duration is 36 months (January 2008 — December 2010), which were divided in four Work Packages:
[January 23–25, 2008] Kick-off meeting