[Beowulf] [EXTERNAL] Re: Is Crowd Computing the Next Big Thing?
Lux, Jim (US 337K)
james.p.lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Sat Nov 30 17:13:46 PST 2019
But just think of the challenges of implementing MPI on a network of ephemerally connected cellphones. Or any of the cluster filesystems? What about a scheduler/queue manager? The nature of the computing nodes and communication would bring new meaning to the Byzantine General problem.
This is an order of magnitude more complex than a cluster of RPi or Beagles, which, frankly, is a doddle.
(I'm omitting the obligatory "what about a Beowulf cluster of X" comment, since we are, after all, the Beowulf mailing list and it goes without saying.
On 11/30/19, 1:38 PM, "Beowulf on behalf of Douglas Eadline" <beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org on behalf of deadline at eadline.org> wrote:
"Big Thing" as in over-hyped idea: Yes
"Big Thing" as in practical use: No
> Seen the below where a company wants to rent your smartphone as a cloud
> computing resource. From a few years ago there was a company making space
> heaters that contained servers to compute and heat your house.
> Are there any classes of problems that would be monitizeable in a grid
> computing environment to make those efforts financially viable?
> Is Crowd Computing the Next Big Thing?
> Heating houses with 'nerd power'
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