Follow Slashdot stories on Twitter

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Note: You can take 10% off all Slashdot Deals with coupon code "slashdot10off." ×
Supercomputing

Submission + - Collaborative Map-Reduce in the Browser->

igrigorik writes: "The generality and simplicity of Google's Map-Reduce is what makes it such a powerful tool. However, what if instead of using proprietary protocols we could crowd-source the CPU power of millions of users online every day? Javascript is the most widely deployed language — every browser can run it — and we could use it to push the job to the client. Then, all we would need is a browser and an HTTP server to power our self-assembling supercomputer (proof of concept + code). After all, if all it took is opening a URL to join a compute job, then imagine the possibilities."
Link to Original Source
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Collaborative Map-Reduce in the Browser

Comments Filter:

And it should be the law: If you use the word `paradigm' without knowing what the dictionary says it means, you go to jail. No exceptions. -- David Jones

Working...