Boffins hatch out new way to create easy, safe internet

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.