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    Always-On Architecture vs. Mostly-Off-Line Designs
    by Anonymous on Saturday May 14 2005, @04:06PM (#15248)
    Always-On Architecture vs. Mostly-Off-Line Designs

    The ICANN insiders are not familiar with the
    new, emerging "Always-On Architecture" of 24x7
    Broadband networking. Many of them come from
    old-school main-frame mentality eras, where users
    logged in from time-to-time to do time-sharing.
    Large central systems maintained the state of
    the system. Central databases were viewed as the
    only way to do things.

    With the emerging Always-On Architecture, the
    users have small low-cost devices which are
    always-on and which can represent them. Those
    collections of always-on devices can work on
    their own. To create what some view as a Registry,
    the collection of always-on devices can each
    maintain a piece of the database. They can also
    contain certificates to authenticate themselves.
    With non-volatile RAM (NVRAM) they can endure
    power outages and rebound with the information.

    ICANN insiders are not prepared for the changes
    this architectural shift will bring. It is about
    as different as moving from vacumn tube radios
    to solid-state transistor designs. There is no
    need for filament voltage in the new design.
    The thermal trade-offs are also different. The
    ICANN insiders are mostly relics from days gone
    by. The world and marketplace will pass them by.
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