BitWorker, a Decentralized Distributed Computing System Based on BitTorrent

Abstract : In this paper we present BitWorker, a platform for community distributed computing based on BitTorrent. Any splittable task can be easily specified by a user in a meta-information task file, such that it can be downloaded and performed by other volunteers. Peers find each other using Distributed Hash Tables, download existing results, and compute missing ones. Unlike existing distributed computing schemes relying on centralized coordination point(s), our scheme is totally distributed, therefore, highly robust. We evaluate the performance of BitWorker using mathematical models and real tests, showing processing and robustness gains. BitWorker is available for download [1] and use by the community.
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Arnaud Durand, Mikael Gasparian, Thomas Rouvinez, Imad Aad, Torsten Braun, et al.. BitWorker, a Decentralized Distributed Computing System Based on BitTorrent. 13th International Conference on Wired/Wireless Internet Communication (WWIC), May 2015, Malaga, Spain. pp.151-164, ⟨10.1007/978-3-319-22572-2_11⟩. ⟨hal-01728794⟩

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