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Peer-to-Peer

A loan to a start-up or other new company from a source other than a financial institution. A lender often charges high interest in a P to P loan. This provides the borrower with financing needed to maintain operations until it becomes profitable. See also: Angel investor.
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of Fourth International Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing, pp.
International Conference on Peer-To-Peer Computing (7th: 2007: Galway, Ireland) Ed.
General topics include parallel computing, with papers on a new execution mechanism for distributed pipeline processing, real-time systems, including a prototype of a social- and economically-based resource allocations system in grid computing, grid computing, including a fully distributed active and passive task management system, peer-to-peer computing, including a new iterative method to improve Internet distance estimation, distributed software components, scheduling and load balancing, cluster computing, programming paradigms and related issues, mobile computing, fault tolerance, and scientific computing and simulations.
In this second of two volumes from the conference, 99 papers are organized into the ten workshop sections: context modeling and reasoning, intermittently connected mobile ad hoc networks, mobile peer-to-peer computing, pervasive learning, pervasive computing and communication security, sensor networks and systems for pervasive computing, pervasive RFID/NFC technology and applications, pervasive transportation systems, middleware support for pervasive computing, and pervasive wireless networking.
International Conference on Peer-To-Peer Computing (6th: 2006: Cambridge, UK) Ed.
Ninety-five papers from the May 2006 symposium present new approaches to message passing interfaces, peer-to-peer computing, programming models, data grid management middleware, performance evaluation, resource management, and scheduling.
A sampling of topics: identity in the digital age, autonomous mechanisms in architectural design systems, development of an urban database of fragments of some Argentinean and Latin-American cities using digital technology, a knowledge model for cultural analogy in design and design education, the promise of peer-to-peer computing versus the utility of centralized data models in collaborative design, communication and value in networked design coalitions, and a multi-agent approach to communicating concepts for shared understanding.
The 41 chapters are divided into sections on programming models; architectural and system support; scheduling and resource management; clusters and grid computing; peer-to-peer computing; wireless and mobile computing; and high-performance applications.
Sessions focus on digital libraries, stories and scholarship, hypertext analysis, novel interfaces, authoring and annotation, ubiquitous hypermedia, foundations, hypertext through time, hyperstructure, synthetic hypertext and hyperfiction, hypertext versioning, spatial hypertext, and peer-to-peer computing.
International Conference of Peer-To-Peer Computing (5th: 2005: Konstanz, Germany) Ed.
Other themes are high availability in distributed systems, grid and peer-to-peer computing impacts on large scale heterogeneous distributed database systems, theory and applications of knowledge management, and geographic information management.
Papers from a November 2005 conference detail recent research in peer-to-peer computing, QoS, sensors and radio, storage and distribution, traffic characterization, and routing, as well as traffic control, power efficiency, LAN network security, and wireless and ad hoc.
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