Το κατανεμημένο σύστημα αρχείων EuterpeFS
Αναδιώτης, Άγγελος - Χρήστος
This master thesis focuses on the design and development of the EuterpeFS distributed file system. EuterpeFS has two main goals: the efficient files organization and the support of remote access to them, independently of their location. Distributed file systems have been successfully used for years and they are considered to be a fundamental part of a distributed system. The motivation towards their design and implementation has been the users' need for easy, efficient and secure access to their files, despite their location. The continuous growth of information being circulated over the Internet suggests the need for a better organization, so that the users may easily discover and access data. Especially the organization of multimedia content, which is hard to define unambiguously, has become a challenge, to which the MPEG community has suggested the MPEG-21 standard. EuterpeFS tries to address the data organization requirements by enhancing and extending the MPEG-21 standard, while it sets them easily and transparently accessible through a distributed file system.