Parasitic computing

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Reliable communication on the Internet is guaranteed by a standard set of protocols, used by all computers(1). Here we show that these protocols can be exploited to compute with the communication infrastructure, transforming the Internet into a distributed computer in which servers unwittingly perform computation on behalf of a remote node. In this model, which we call 'parasitic computing', one machine forces target computers to solve a piece of a complex computational problem merely by engaging them in standard communication. Consequently, the target computers are unaware that they have performed computation for the benefit of a commanding node. As experimental evidence of the principle of parasitic computing, we harness the power of several web servers across the globe, which-unknown to them-work together to solve an NP complete problem(2).
Publisher
MACMILLAN PUBLISHERS LTD
Issue Date
2001
Language
English
Article Type
Article
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Citation

NATURE, v.412, no.6850, pp.894 - 897

ISSN
0028-0836
DOI
10.1038/35091039
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10203/83969
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PH-Journal Papers(저널논문)
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