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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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This technology is a ground-breaking step to increase the productivity of engineers through distributed computing," said Silvina Grad-Freilich, distributing computing product manager, The MathWorks.
Based on business factors and the infrastructure run-time state, the integrated Linux cluster creates a distributing computing environment that enables IBM servers to operate as both an application client and server facilitating application requests.
The investors and Board of Directors are firmly committed to actualizing Entropia's mission to transform distributing computing into the technology of choice in the Enterprise.
Both client/server and object architectures enable programmers to write applications for distributing computing to any environment in the enterprise," said D'Amico.
The PowerSpan is a medium-volume transaction-processing server ideal for distributing computing due to its open interoperability that allows transparent interaction with other systems.