ByteNite: A New Business Model for Grid Computing (Invited Paper)

Authors Fabio Caironi , Niccolò Andrea Castelli

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Fabio Caironi
  • ByteNite Inc., San Francisco, CA, USA
Niccolò Andrea Castelli
  • ByteNite Inc., San Francisco, CA, USA

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Fabio Caironi and Niccolò Andrea Castelli. ByteNite: A New Business Model for Grid Computing (Invited Paper). In 14th Workshop on Parallel Programming and Run-Time Management Techniques for Many-Core Architectures and 12th Workshop on Design Tools and Architectures for Multicore Embedded Computing Platforms (PARMA-DITAM 2023). Open Access Series in Informatics (OASIcs), Volume 107, pp. 1:1-1:12, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2023)


Years and years of technological advancement have paved the way to cloud computing towards Industry 4.0, making it possible for a wide range of cloud solutions to become a reality, bringing innovation and efficiency to business processes and changing our lifestyles. With the benefit of hindsight in a fully digitalized era, have we ever wondered where does cloud computing come from? Furthermore, as the on-premise commercial model shifted to cloud computing with the advent of the internet, what will the increase in worldwide connectivity and the rise of 5G turn the cloud model into? This article describes in a model for a new commercial grid computing implementation, called "ByteNite". We open the paper with the state of the art of the distributed computing models, including an overview of cloud and grid computing, their commonalities and history, and how they are topical in today’s world. We build the foundations of our work through a key insight that triggers powerful implications in connection with the current technologies. We address the new proposed model through a description of the system, its overall functioning, the underlying business concepts and the innovative value proposition. We finally then dive into its architecture and workflow design, delineating its structure and key features, and the chronological phases of its operation.

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  • Computer systems organization → Grid computing
  • Computer systems organization → Cloud computing
  • Computing methodologies → Distributed computing methodologies
  • Software and its engineering → Software architectures
  • Computer systems organization → Dependable and fault-tolerant systems and networks
  • Grid Computing
  • Cloud Computing
  • Distributed Applications
  • High-Throughput Computing
  • dApps
  • Utility Computing


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