Map-Reduce in the browser

Someone had to do it: a Map-Reduce system build around the browser. Just point your browser to a URL and you are instantly helping someone to solve large problems by taking part in the process and running a number of jobs. If you think about this, it can even be used to replace advertisements. Instead of looking at flashy ads, a site can load a few tasks in the background (a frame would be best) and use some of your CPU power 🙂 That would probably even be cheaper for the visitor than running the CPU power drain called “Abobe Flash” to show the usual “OMG you just won an iPod!!!” ads.

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