[rc5] SOURCE CODE AND REQUESTS FOR OTHER PLATFORMS
bunbun at reptile.rug.ac.be
Wed Jun 25 00:19:37 EDT 1997
On Tue, 24 Jun 1997, Francois Gouget wrote:
> Should each of these projects redevelop their very own
> client-server protocol ? Deschall has developped a client/server protocol
> time to make things a bit more public and reusable so that all these
> projects could essentially share the same code ?
yes. I thought of getting the dynamic loadable plugin software combined
with the possibility to run you local keymaster. Lot's of universities
would like to harvest the cpu power from their own computers to run jobs
from time to time. Once their own jobs are finished, the available cpu
power would be ready for whatever is running on distributed.net
the only thing the proxy and keymaster has to do is provide a standard
way of distributing data (whatever form) + clients
What the data represents is up to the programmer of the loadable plugin.
Security in the communication is also up to him.
Nobody *needs* to run his own jobs, but the possibility of it will draw
more interest of universities and companies to use it themselves, this
installing the clients everywhere and once the proxy is running, more
chance that cpu power will be available for the distributed.net projects.
Devilbunny <bunbun at reptile.rug.ac.be>
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