[p2p-hackers] ANN: CompTorrent: Applying BitTorrent Techniques to Distributed Computing

Brad Goldsmith bcg at utas.edu.au
Thu Apr 13 05:51:22 UTC 2006

Hi All,

	Just a plug about a idea that I am pursuing as part of my research in 

	The abstract:

	"This paper describes 'CompTorrent', a general purpose distributed 
computing platform that uses techniques derived from the popular 
BitTorrent file sharing protocol. The result is a grid swarm that 
requires only the creation and seed hosting of a comptorrent file, 
which contains the algorithm code and data set metrics, to facilitate 
the computing exercise. Peers need only obtain this comptorrent file 
and then join the swarm using the CompTorrent application. This paper 
describes the protocol, discusses its operation and provides directions 
for current and future research."

	Its a departmental technical report and is available here if anyone is 




Brad Goldsmith
School of Computing
University of Tasmania, Tasmania, Australia
Homepage: http://www.comp.utas.edu.au/users/bcg/
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