Boffins at UW are clustered in their smoke filled labs trying to create an internet which is easier and safer for all.
According to Badger Herald – no, really – UW professor Aditya Akella and the team are busy on a project developing “eXpressive Internet Architecture” (XIA).
These are focused on changing “the way website servers operate”. Currently browsing a webpage each clicked link downloads data.
While larger sites have the ability to keep all these pages running smoothly, host-based internet architectures will have a devil of a job.
The big idea of the research is to find an alternative to hosting websites without having to rely on a primary server.
If they pull it off the world will get faster and safer web browsing.
Users will not all be downloading information from the same web host and if a main server is down users will still be able to access the information they are searching for.