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The Eleventh Link: Awakening Internet

 

Paul Baran,

Paul Baran, who in 1959, aiming to design an attack tolerant communication system proposed a network that was very close to today's Internet.

 (from http://www.ibiblio.org/pioneers/baran.html)

 

 

Drawing of 4 Node Network

A 1969 scetch of the ARPA network, the predecessor of the Internet. It all started with four nodes. These were University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), University of Utah and the Stanford Research Institute (SRI).
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(from http://www.cybergeography.org/atlas/historical.html)

 

 

 

 


 

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency or DARPA, is  the central research and development organization for the Department of Defense (DoD). It is the sucessor of ARPA, which supported the research leading to the creation of the early Internet.

(from http://www.darpa.mil/)

Bob Taylor, director of ARPA Information Processing Techniques Office from 1966 to 1969, funded resarch on the development of the Internet in order to stop wasting computer resources.

(from http://www.olografix.org/gubi/estate/libri/wizards/pioneers.html)

 

 

 

Donald Davies, who developed packet switching independently from Baran.

(from http://www.olografix.org/gubi/estate/libri/wizards/pioneers.html)

 

Atlas of Cyberspace, by Martin Dodge & Rob Kitchin, a phenomenal graphical depiction of our online universe.

(from http://www.kitchin.org/atlas/)

 

 

 

  

Bill Cheswick
researcher at Lumeta, a Lucent/Bell Lab spin-off, and of the creators of colorful Internet maps.

(from http://research.lumeta.com/ches/index.html)

 

Map of the Internet

(from http://www.peacockmaps.com)

 

 

 

The Faloutsos brothers,
Michalis Faloutsos, Petros Faloutsos, Christos Faloutsos, who in a joinly written paper have discovered that the Internet is a scale-free network.

 

(from http://www.cs.ucr.edu/~michalis/ http://www.dgp.toronto.edu/people/pfal/pfal.html http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/~christos/)

 

On Power-Law Relationship of the Internet Topology

 

 

 

Soon-Hyung Yook,

who together with Hawoong Jeong and ALB have charted the effect of the spatial distribution of routers on the network's topology.

(from http://www.nd.edu/~syook)
 

The worldwide distribution of Internet routers.
For more detals click here.

 

 

 

Jay Brockman & Vincent Freeh,
the coauthors of Parasitic Computing.

(from http://www.southbendtribune.com)

 

Parasite Computing,

 The Nature paper proposing parasitic computing.

(from http://www.nd.edu/~parasite/)

 

 

 

Science News Cover Story on Parasite Computing

(from http://www.sciencenews.org/20011117/toc.asp)

 

Interview with NPR

(fromhttp://www.npr.org/ramfiles/atc/20010829.atc.14.ram)

 

 

The SETI@HOME Project,
that exploits distributed computation with consent. 

(from http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/)

 

 

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