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The NetWork Project: Asynchronous Distributed Computingon Personal Workstations

Sawitzki, Günther

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Abstract

NetWork is an experiment in distributed computing. The idea isto make use of idle time on personal workstations while retaining theiradvantages of immediate and guarantied availability. NetWork wants tomake use of otherwise idle resources only. The performance criterion ofNetWork is the net work done per unit time - not computing time or othermeasures of resource utilization. The NetWork model provides correspondingprogramming primitives for distributed computing. An implementation of adistributed asynchronous neural net serves as test application.

Item Type: Working paper
Place of Publication: Heidelberg
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2016 09:49
Date: 1992
Number of Pages: 17
Faculties / Institutes: The Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science > Department of Applied Mathematics
Subjects: 510 Mathematics
Schriftenreihe ID: Beiträge zur Statistik > Reports
Additional Information: Erschienen in: develop 11 (Aug. 1992), S. 82-105
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