Definitions for "Distributed Computing"
is a novel way of putting idle computers to work. Through a downloaded program when a computer that is connected to Internet is idle, server of the research group gives it some computational assignment. When the computer finishes the task, sends the results to the server of the research group and it is entered into a data bank. From the data bank researchers can extract various information of scientific interest.
Computing performed within a network of distributed computing facilities. The processors for this type of system usually function with control distributed in time and space throughout the network. Associated with the distributed process are distributed storage facilities.
A collection of computers linked together. Such systems can exist on a local area network (LAN), a wide area network (WAN), or the Internet. Distributed systems make several types of advanced computing systems possible, including client/server, multi-tier, and partitioned applications.