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MetaComputing


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The use of a number of personal computers and the Internet to collaboratively solve some problem which requires very large processing power. Metacomputing takes advantage of the fact that a personal computer is idle for much of its time, with, for example, the user doing little else but staring at the screen. Typical problems that have been attacked using metacomputing include breaking code systems and factoring large numbers.

Subjects: Computing.


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