WebSolver: User friendly metacomputing

  • Erik Lindström
  • Urban Widmark
5. Posters
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1401)


In many terms, WebSolver is just another Java-based and WWW-based metacomputer collecting and exploiting world wide unused CPU-time, in many other it is not. WebSolver does not only provide an agent-based system for distributing computations over the www, it also accepts computation jobs submitted from all over the world via a www interface. WebSolver deals with problems like platform differences, dynamic topology changes, latency and fault tolerance, security, data and problem partitioning, and communication models. Our project defines a set of problem categories, each with support in the system, making programs easy to implement rapidly. This makes WebSolver not only an efficient system for solving large and resource-demanding problems, but also a valuable tool for algorithm design and parallel program prototyping.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erik Lindström
    • 1
  • Urban Widmark
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computing ScienceUmeå UniversityUmeåSweden

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