A mesh network is a way of setting up a communications system when there’s no fixed infrastructure available. They’re often used for communications in remote sites, and on sensor networks.

In computer science, an actor system is a way of building programs that are very concurrent and very amenable to scheduling and management. The idea of an actor system goes back to the PhD work of Gul Agha. His actor model structures programs around a collection of simple agents called (unsurprisingly) actors. Each actor associates Read More →