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By egregory
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Published: Nov 14 2012 / 09:51

The last decade of Javascript performance improvements in the browser provide exciting possibilities for distributed computing. Like SETI and Folding@Home, client-side javascript could be used to build a distributed super-computer, although at the risk of compromising data security and consistency. New HTML5 APIs extend the vast range of Javascript libraries available; for instance, the audio APIs could be used to build a distributed music analysis engine.
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