ComcuteJS: A Web Browser Based Platform for Large-scale Computations

Roman Debski, Tomasz Krupa, Przemyslaw Majewski

Abstract


The paper presents a new, cost effective, volunteer computing based platform.It utilizes volunteers’ web browsers as computational nodes. The computationaltasks are delegated to the browsers and executed in the background (indepen-dently of any user interface scripts) making use of the HTML5 web workerstechnology. The capabilities of the platform have been proved by experimentsperformed in a wide range of numbers of computational nodes (1–400).

Keywords


volunteer computing, parallel computations, large-scale computations, augmented cloud computing

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7494/csci.2013.14.1.143

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