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Whitepaper: Enabling Secure Ad-hoc Collaboration

by Lawrence Berkeley National LabJan 01, 2008

By using InterGroup and SGL as core communication services in the collaboration environment, existing collaborations can easily operate in either an ad hoc or infrastructure-enabled setting without sacrificing security. This allows servers to provide added value services rather than being essential components. Thus, the dependence on centralized infrastructure is reduced and informal, spontaneous collaborations are enabled. The author has shown examples of two collaboration tools using these communication services. One, scishare, was designed with these services in mind. The other, PCCE, started out using a client-server model and is now adapting to using InterGroup and SGL as core communication services.


Whitepaper: Supporting Dynamic Ad hoc Collaboration Capabilities

by Lawrence Berkeley National LabJan 01, 2008

High energy physics collaboratories will benefit from the base toolset this paper has presented. By using InterGroup and SGL as core communication services in the collaboration environment, existing collaborations can easily operate in either an ad hoc or infrastructure-enabled setting without sacrificing security. The pervasive core contact capability allows the collaborators to easily locate each other and communicate in a synchronous or asynchronous manner. The file sharing capability allows the collaborators to exchange data in a convenient, easy to use and secure manner. This base toolset allows collaborations to function without the dependence on any single server.