Globe is a distributed system designed to run worldwide with a billion users and a trillion (possibly mobile) objects. It addresses the issues of scalability, replication, security, etc. in very large distributed systems.
- Globe: a Wide-Area Distributed System, Maarten van Steen, Philip Homburg and Andrew Tanenbaum, IEEE Concurrency 7(1), January-March 1999.
- Algorithmic Design of the Globe Wide-Area Location Service, Maarten van Steen, Franz J. Hauck, Gerco Ballintijn and Andrew Tanenbaum, The Computer Journal 41(5), 1998.
Globule is a platform which allows a Web server to automatically replicate its documents to other Web servers. The originality of Globule is that each document has its own associated strategy, which is automatically chosen such that it optimizes the global performance.
- Globule: a Collaborative Content Delivery Network, Guillaume Pierre and Maarten van Steen, IEEE Communication Magazine 44(8), August 2006.
- GlobeDB: Autonomic Data Replication for Web Applications, Swaminathan Sivasubramanian, Gustavo Alonso, Guillaume Pierre and Maarten van Steen, In Proc. WWW, May 2005.
- Practical Large-Scale Latency Estimation, Michal Szymaniak, David Presotto, Guillaume Piere and Maarten van Steen, Computer Networks 52(7), May 2008.
GlobeSoul encapsulates the research activities being conducted in peer-to-peer networks, with the purpose of exploring the use of P2P technology for the development of large-scale distributed systems. Current efforts focus on topics such as epidemic protocols (in particular newscast and Cyclon), superpeers and decentralized clustering.
- Gossip-Based Peer Sampling, Mark Jelasity, Spyros Voulgaris, Rachid Guerraoui, Anne-Marie Kermarrec and Maarten van Steen, ACM Transactions on Computer Systems 25(3), 2007.
- CYCLON: Inexpensive Membership management for unstructured P2P Overlays, Spyros Voulgaris, Daniela Gavidia and Maarten van Steen, Journal of Network and Systems Management 13(2), June 2005.