Archive for October, 2002

NSF Gives $12 Million to Research DHT’s

Friday, October 4th, 2002

According to InfoWorld, the NSF has given $12 million to five universities (MIT, UC Berkeley, the International Computer Science Institute, New York University, and Rice University) to research distributed hash tables (DHT’s). The project is called Infrastructure for Resilient Internet Systems (IRIS), and aims to develop “a secure, decentralized Internet infrastructure that is resistant to failure and attack.” The MIT press release can be found here. I suppose I should mention that I spotted the InfoWorld article in the gossip on The Circle, a DHT-based p2p program.