February 26, 2001

Distributed computing harnesses power of the Web

Author: JT Smith

The Associated Press (via CNN.com) features distributed computing programs such as SETI@home. "Distributed computing has been around for years, initially used primarily on clusters of machines running the
Linux operating system at NASA and universities. It migrated to the Net in the late 1990s for such math
problems as finding the longest prime number and cracking encryption."


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