Welcome to the developer site for the Global Data Plane (GDP). GDP is a middleware that provides a data-centric glue for swarm applications. The basic primitive is that of a secure single-writer append-only log stored on potentially untrusted distributed infrastructure. Logs natively support a publish-subscribe mode, making GDP a communication tool. At the same time, data in a GDP log can be stored for long-term in a fault-tolerant manner, thus making it an ideal tool for data-storage.

For more information about GDP, see the following publications:
- Toward a Global Data Infrastructure
- The Cloud is Not Enough: Saving IoT from the Cloud

Basic access to this site is available to the public. Projects can be selected from the Projects tab at the top of the page. Public access includes read access to news, documents, and wikis. If you need further access you will need to register. For the moment, since we are understaffed and really can't take on any further support burden, we are only adding users affiliated with groups we are already working with. Because of abuse by spammers, there is no auto-registration — send us email with your affiliation and your use case.

Registered users are encouraged to use the Issue tracker in preference to sending email to individual developers. Registered users can also access the source code repository and use forums.

Latest news

GDP: Preview of GDP version 2.1
A high level overview of changes we expect to deliver in GDP version 2.1.
Added by Eric Allman about 2 months ago

GDP: Updated Version of GDP Coming
New version of the GDP to be delivered soon. It will have changes incompatible with the old version.
Added by Eric Allman 6 months ago

GDP: gdp-02 and gdp-04 unavailable
Added by Eric Allman 6 months ago

GDP: GDP 0.8.2 released
Added by Eric Allman over 1 year ago

GDP: GDP maintenance completed
Added by Eric Allman over 1 year ago

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