Author(s)Dissertation Von Berthold Vöcking
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AbstractFirst of all, I would like to thank my advisor Professor Friedhelm Meyer auf der Heide for his great support and many helpful discussions. He showed me in which direction my research could go but always left me the freedom to do the routing and to choose my way. Besides, I would like to thank my “co-advisor” Professor Bruce Maggs who lead me to several spectacular attractions including an embedding of the AKS- into the Multibutterfly-network, a life-sized Diplodocus and many fancy restaurants in Pittsburgh. I would like to thank Matthias Westermann and Klaus Schröder for a very productive collaboration and many valuable discussions, not only about distributed data management but also about maybe even more important aspects of life. Many thanks also to Christian Scheideler and Rolf Wanka with whom I shared an office during most of the last three and a half years. I enjoyed listening to many private lessons Christian and Rolf gave me, e.g., in probability theory, sorting algorithms, and history. In particular, I have to thank the students who did most of the implementations for the experimental results presented in my thesis. Harald Räcke implemented the newly invented data management strategies in the DIVA (Distributed Variables) library; Christof Krick implemented a benchmark of applications for evaluating these strategies; and Mark Meierjohann did most of the simulations for the multimedia data server. All of them were very engaged and did a very good job. This research was supported by the DFG-Sonderforschungsbereich 376 “Massive Parallelität”.