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The POPCORN project

Global Distributed computation over the internet in Java



 
The POPCORN project provides an infrastructure for globally distributed computation over the whole internet. It provides any programmer connected to the internet with a single huge virtual parallel computer composed of all processors on the internet that care to participate at any given moment. A market-based mechanism of trade in CPU time underlines the system as to motivate processors to provide their CPU cycles for other people's computations. 

During mid 1997 till mid 1998 we had an online Popcorn Market that could be visited on the web. We are not maintaining this market anymore. You can still access our documentation and papers


contact us at  popcorn@cs.huji.ac.il