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Distributed computing deals with hardware and software systems containing more than one processing element or storage element, concurrent processes, or multiple programs, running under a loosely or tightly controlled regime.

In distributed computing a program is split up into parts that run simultaneously on multiple computers communicating over a network. Distributed computing is a form of parallel computing, but parallel computing is most commonly used to describe program parts running simultaneously on multiple processors in the same computer. Both types of processing require dividing a program into parts that can run simultaneously, but distributed programs often must deal with heterogeneous environments, network links of varying latencies, and unpredictable failures in the network or the computers.

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The DC Zone
A growing distributed computing community, currently focused on Folding@Home, Find-a-Drug, Grid.org, World Community Grid, and DIMES, though open to other projects.
The Distributed ASCI Supercomputer (DAS)
An experimental wide-area distributed computing cluster used for parallel computing research at five Dutch universities.
Distributed Computing Primer
Introduction to organising a distributed computing project.
Jeff Sutherland's Object Technology Site
Breaking news on distributed computing, object technology, components, and business objects.
Open Grid Forum (OGF)
A community-initiated forum of individual researchers and practitioners working on distributed computing, or "grid" technologies.
Is Distributed Computing a Crime?
Computer network administrator faces multiple felony charges and years in prison for allegedly installing Distributed.net clients without permission. [SecurityFocus] (December 20, 2001)
Distributed computing gets a corporate twist
"Grid" technology has largely been an academic phenomenon, but IBM gives the idea a corporate twist with its Grid Computing Initiative. [CNet News] (August 01, 2001)

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