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Swarm — a New Approach To Distributed Computation 80 80

An anonymous reader writes "Ian Clarke, creator of Freenet, has been working on a new open source project called Swarm. The concept is to allow a computer program to be distributed across multiple computers in a manner almost completely transparent to the programmer. The system observes the program executing and figures out how the workload should be distributed for maximum efficiency. Swarm is implemented in Scala. Its at an early-prototype stage, and Ian has created a good 36 minute video explaining the concept and the current implementation."
Software

+ - Swarm: A new approach to distributed computation->

An anonymous reader writes: Ian Clarke, creator of Freenet, has been working on a new open source project called Swarm. The concept is to allow a computer program to be distributed across multiple computers in a manner almost completely transparent to the programmer. The system observes the program executing and figures out how the workload should be distributed for maximum efficiency. Swarm is implemented in Scala. Its at an early-prototype stage, and Ian has created a good 36 minute video explaining the concept and the current implementation.
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Announcements

+ - Distraction is the Best Way to Calm a Belligerent->

Phil Weiss writes: "The next time a bar brawl breaks out in your local pub, blame it on the brain, not the beer. A new study, published in the July issue of Psychological Science, has found that it's possible to calm aggressive drunks if they're given a rewarding task that tests their powers of concentration."
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PC Games (Games)

+ - Whaaaat?

An anonymous reader writes: Steam now offers Id's game line? everything from cammander keen and wolfenstien to quake? and I wasn't notified?

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