[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
    
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    > 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?
    > https://www.eejournal.com/article/is-crowd-computing-the-next-big-thing/
    >
    > Heating houses with 'nerd power'
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