Alix Axel Alix Axel - 1 month ago 19
Ajax Question

Javascript Distributed Computing

Why aren't there any Javascript distributed computing frameworks / projects? The idea seems absolutely awesome to me because:


  • The Client is the Browser

  • Iteration can be done with AJAX

  • Webmasters could help projects by linking the respective Javascript

  • Millions or even billions of users would help DC projects without even noticing



Please share your views on this subject.

EDIT: Also, what kind of problems do you think would be suitable for JSDC?

GIMPS for instance would be impossible to implement.

Answer

First that comes to my mind is security. Almost all distributed protocols that I know have encryption, thats why they prevent security risks. Although this subject is not so innovative..

http://www.igvita.com/2009/03/03/collaborative-map-reduce-in-the-browser/

Also Wuala is a distributed system, that is implemented using java applet.

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