distributed computing

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distributed computing (uncountable)

  1. The process of aggregating the power of several computers to collaboratively run a single computational task in a transparent and coherent way.
    SETI is a well-known example of distributed computing, with over five million computer users involved.
  2. The use of the idle time of large numbers of networked computers to work on projects too large for any single group.