Random chat solves distributed problem
- There's an article in New Scientist that might interest some:
"Distributed computing may finally become a useful tool in complex
problem solving thanks to research in the US that appears to overcome
its biggest drawback - how to distribute the problem in the first
...there exists a fundamental difficulty with coordinating the efforts
of all computers involved. The more processors there are, the more
time and memory is needed just to keep track of the data...
...However, Korniss and his colleagues have now come up with a simple
solution that removes the need to have a global supervisor. Each
individual computer makes occasional checks with randomly-chosen
others, to ensure it is properly synchronised..."