distributed computing

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distributed computing

  1. the process of aggregating the power of several computers to collaboratively run a single computational task in a transparent and coherent way
  2. System of using the idle time of large numbers of networked computers to work on projects too large for any single group.

Usage notes[edit]

  • SETI is perhaps the most well known example, with over five million computers users on their network.