Internet Based Distributed
Are you a company looking for very low cost super computing power? Perhaps you may be interested in following this link.
The basic idea has already been implemented in part by several groups SETI@Home and distributed.net for example. SETI@Home is closest in its implementation to what I wish to accomplish. Its trivial for volunteers to assist in that they are simply required to download an application / screen saver which regularly picks up a work file from a server and calls back when the work is completed. The only detail lacking in its wonderful simplicity is that it is single tasking.
What I will accomplish is a fully implemented protocol which would simultaneously manage a large number of numerically intensive applications running over
many millions of PC's. I have already completed much of the basic work but of course this is very involved and will be require a great deal more work.
It is my hope to have the alpha version completed for testing in second quarter
of 2000 and a 3 month burn-in bug-fix period for a third quarter 2000 beta
small scale release.
Additionally the system can be run behind a firewall to provide a corporate enterprise super computing power. This would be accomplished by simply running the sever applications and pointing the office PC's to the local server. Corporate users can achieve super computing power for little more cost then the price of electricity to run their secretary's computers overnight!
The basic structure of the system can be found here
If you are interested in sponsoring this project read this
Current project status notes can be found here. I will try to update this every few weeks.
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