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distributed computing

[di‚strib·yəd·əd kəm′pyüd·iŋ]
(computer science)
The use of multiple network-connected computers for solving a problem or for information processing.

distributed computing

(1) The use of multiple computers networked throughout a geographical area. See grid computing.

(2) The use of multiple computers in an enterprise rather than one centralized system. This use of the term was coined in the late 1970s when minicomputers were installed in departments throughout a company instead of deploying terminals to a mainframe.
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br/ 2) An innovative set of massively-scalable offline data mining techniques to characterize network traffic, exploiting big-data analytic approaches and cloud-based distributed computation paradigms on extremely large network traffic datasets.
This technique has been devised to be effective mainly in networks having a power-law node degree distribution, which are able to model many real-world networks such as the Internet, the World Wide Web, citation graphs, and some social networks [1], The main idea of DLP relies on the following observations: a network with power-law node degree distribution with n nodes typically has a very small average node degree and a high number of nodes with unitary degree; any shortest path from a node with unitary degree v to any other node of the network has necessarily to pass through the unique neighbor of v in the network, and hence v does not provide any useful information for the distributed computation of shortest paths.
Virtual time II: the cancelback protocol for storage management in distributed simulation, Proceedings of the 9th Annual ACM Symposium on Principle of Distributed Computation, 75-90
lt;p>Qizmt is a distributed computation framework based on the MapReduce programming model for processing large data sets in processor clusters.
The first section introduces concepts and principles of grid technology such as distributed computation and resource-sharing using Web services.
The Fragment and Replicate (FR) algorithm [14] for distributed computation of Join operation is one of the earliest algorithms using parallelization in distributed systems.
TSITSIKLIS (1989), Parallel and Distributed Computation Numerical Methods, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.
The new work with plants is "the first experiment I know of where you can actually see what looks like a distributed computation taking place in a natural system," says Melanie Mitchell, who studies distributed emergent computation at Oregon Health and Science University in Beaverton.
A Minimum Delay Routing Algorithm Using Distributed Computation.
Concurrent distributed computation models have been well studied over the past decades.
Papers from the symposium, 64 in all, describe the latest advances in numeric and symbolic computation, scientific computing systems, parallel and distributed computation, software design, data mining, petri nets and their applications to workflow management, theory and applications of P systems, data clustering and image processing, and cryptography and compression algorithms.
A long-time systems engineer, von Behren has deep experience in distributed computation, high-performance computing and concurrent algorithms.

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