DSTP to revolutionize data sharing

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DSTP to revolutionize data sharing

Fulfilling one of the original visions of the Internet, the National Center for Data Mining has launched a new protocol that could do for data sharing what HTTP has done for multimedia. The Data Space Transfer Protocol (DSTP), jointly developed by the center and the University of Illinois, has six major data havens internationally online with databases reformatted to take advantage of DSTP’s distributed data protocol. The power of the protocol exists in the fact that researchers can “search, analyze and draw conclusions from multiple databases simultaneously in real-time _ even if the databases contain different types of data.”

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