InfoWorld is reporting that NSF has awarded $12M to a project called Infrastructure for Resilient Internet Systems (IRIS), which seems to be a distributed filesystem based on distributed hash tables. This is very exciting, and even more so because it looks like someone who really knew what they were doing has managed to assemble an all-star cast to work on it. In the discussion on Slashdot, I went into a little more more detail about the projects these folks have already worked on.

It does seem kind of odd that the people working on PASIS at CMU don’t be on the team, because those folks are top-notch too. It’s even stranger that there’s no mention on the NSF web page yet.