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P2P in action

A selection of live P2P sites by Danny Bradbury

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A selection of live P2P sites by Danny Bradbury

Seti@Home - http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/
This consumer-oriented P2P processing system distributes segments of radio data to individual PCs which process it when users are away from the PC.

FightAids@Home - www.fightaidsathome.com
Entropia Technologies and the Olsen laboratory at the non-profit-making Scripps Research Institute in the US formed this project, which uses spare PC processor cycles to model drug resistance. Results are sent back to the lab.

Gnutella - www.gnutelliums.com/
This is a P2P file-sharing mechanism rather than a P2P processing system. It enables individuals with connected computers to share their own files with the general community and to access other people's.

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This was first published in July 2001

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