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Cloud-Dew Architecture Experimental Site

By his knowledge ... the clouds let drop the dew. (Proverbs 3:20)


Introduction to Cloud-Dew Architecture

Cloud-dew architecture is a fundamental computing architecture that concerns the distribution of workloads between cloud services and local computers. This new architecture is an extension of the client-server architecture which is the cornerstone of modern computing applications. In the extension, servers are further classified into cloud servers and dew servers. The newly-proposed dew servers are web servers reside on local computers. The cloud-dew architecture not only makes the personal data stored in the cloud continuously accessible by the user, but also enables a new application: web-surfing without an Internet connection.

Although cloud-dew architecture was proposed to make websites available without an Internet connection, its usage is not limited there. Cloud-dew architecture can also be used as the framework for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Cloud-dew Architecture and its applications also lead to the creation of a completely new area: Dew Computing.

This website is maintained by the Dew Computing Research Group. Our perspective of the cloud-dew architecture and its applications is described here.


The ideas of cloud-dew architecture and research results are reflected in the following documents. [1] is the paper which describes the cloud-dew architecture. It was submitted in Jul. 29, 2013 and was accepted in Aug.19, 2014 after a 13-month long rigorous peer-review process, and made publically online shortly after. It was officially published in 2015 (Vol. 4, No. 3). It is also available here. Q & A section contains some discussions about various aspects of the cloud-dew architecture. [2] is a vision paper which describes the relationship between cloud-dew architecture and distributed database systems.

[1] Yingwei Wang, "Cloud-Dew Architecture", International Journal of Cloud Computing, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp.199-210.

[2] Yingwei Wang and Yi Pan, Cloud-dew architecture: realizing the potential of distributed database systems in unreliable networks, the 21st International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications (PDPTA'15 ), Las Vegas, Jul. 2015.

[3] The International Journal of Cloud Computing and the whole Inderscience Publishers highly rated paper [1]. On September 15, 2015, Inderscience Publishers announced the endeavor of cloud-dew architecture to the science community in the form of a public release. Over 30 scientific media published this news, including some media in Russia, India, Japan, Montenegro, and Colombia. These media include:


A few applications are under development.

HT-Space: HT-Space was the first cloud-dew architecture experimental system. It is still working, especially it works even no dew server was installed in the local computer. It is here mainly for archive purposes.


Note: HT-Space does not require registration. You can login to HT-Space using your OpenID. We won't know your password. Your OpenID provider will handle all your credentials.

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