Roland Piquepaille writes "Jonghun Park is an Assistant Professor of Information Sciences and Technology at Pennsylvania State University. He says that a new protocol can improve Web services. Sandeep Junnarkar broke the story. "Jonghun Park proposed a method for sharing information between systems linked on the Internet promises to speed collaborative applications by up to 10 times the current rates. The protocol is based on an algorithm that lets it use parallel instead of serial methods to process requests. Such a method boosts the efficiency of how resources are shared over the Internet. The new protocol is called Order-based Deadlock Prevention Protocol with Parallel Requests." Check this column for some excerpts or read the CNET News.com article for more details. More information about Jonghun Park's works can be found at his homepage."