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LinuxPR: Linux Version of First Commercial Distributed Computing Software Now Available

Jul 07, 2000, 08:15 (0 Talkback[s])

"Popular Power today launched a Linux version of its software, which harnesses the surplus processing power of Internet-connected PCs."

"Popular Power, the first company to launch commercial distributed computing software, today announced a preview release of its client software for Linux. Linux users can now download the Popular Power software, which has been harnessing the surplus processing power of Internet-connected PCs since the Windows client became available in April. Participants donate their unused computing resources to important research projects and will soon have the option of selling that time to companies with large-scale computing needs."

"Once downloaded from www.popularpower.com, the Popular Power software operates in the background of Linux machines. When a PC is idle or has spare processing power, the program gets a small piece of a large computing task from the Popular Power server and returns results when complete. Popular Power's general-purpose commercial software differs from that of earlier, non-commercial efforts in its ability to execute different types of jobs, as opposed to single functions."

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