Chord

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See also: Peer-to-peer

Home Page: http://www.pdos.lcs.mit.edu/chord/

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The Chord project aims to build scalable, robust distributed systems using peer-to-peer ideas. The basis for much of our work is the Chord distributed hash lookup primitive. Chord is completely decentralized and symmetric, and can find data using only log(N) messages, where N is the number of nodes in the system. Chord's lookup mechanism is provably robust in the face of frequent node failures and re-joins.

http://www.pdos.lcs.mit.edu/papers/chord:hotos01/hotos8.pdf - Building Peer-to-Peer Systems With Chord, a Distributed Lookup Service