Distributed systems

Updated: 06/16/2017 by Computer Hope

Folding @ Home protein folding exampleAlternatively referred to as distributed computing, distributed systems is a collection of computers that act, work, and appear as one large computer. There are several distributed computing projects on the Internet that help work on complex problems by sharing the processing power of millions of different peoples computers. To participate and help these programs, often you only need to download a small program that is run whenever your computer is not being used. Below is a listing of some of these programs.

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