[RC5] Some History

Ivo Janssen ivo at ricardis.tudelft.nl
Sun May 30 13:05:01 EDT 1999


On Sat, 29 May 1999, Mark Renfer wrote:

> I have read many times now that Distributed Net was some kind of
> 'pioneer' in the field of distributed / parallel computing. Do you guys
> really not know that exactly this very same technology has existed
> for years and years before Distributed Net? A lot of applications used

Of course. But the idea of using idle time on LOTS of computers, in a
network where computers are not owned by someone but the cputime is
donated by the owner to the network is not that novel. d.net wasn't
the first, but [Seti?was:is] the biggest. So you can call us pioneers
:)

Ivo

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