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Hyper-Parallel GridComputing, with Mobile Devices?

Postby plusminus » Fri Dec 14, 2007 2:56 pm

Hello Community,

the idea of GridComputing is not the newest, but the possibilities in the last years raised exponentially :!: In most cases the grids consists of some hundreds high-speed, high-cost multi-core cpu's. But image if we use the mobile device mass-market technology of today with smaller processing power but multiply the amount of devices by ~1 Million .....

So, lets do a simple calculations:
Today we have at about 100 Million :!: mobile devices just in Germany .
There may be like 1 Billion mobile devices in the world.
Some assumptions:
  1. 25% has Android or similar with a Grid-Software running on it.
  2. 50% have the Grid-Software enabled.
  3. Each device may have an average computing-power (desktop-cpu equivalent) of 50Mhz.

:arrow: The resulting computing-power is at about 6,25 PetaHz (6,25 * 10[sup]15[/sup] Hz :!:) what is probably at about the
SUM of the 500 fastest SuperComputers in the world :!:
(yes I know it is measured in FLOPs but this is just for comparison.)


Years ago, the connection speed of mobile devices was pretty limited, but today using 3G / UMTS broadband connections, this limitation is dismissed. Also the sale-rates and processing speeds of mobile devices have increased with noticeable pace. Today we can play 3D-Games on an middle-class device, when not many years ago we had just monochrome displays.

:arrow: The field of GridComputing on mobile-devices will provide some extremely interesting issues/applications in the future :!: :!: :!:

The Android-Platform could initiate the GridComputing on mobile devices :!:


Nikita Ivanov from the Free & OpenSource JAVA-based GridComputing Software GridGain project posted his thoughts on his blog.

Regards,
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Postby lordhong » Mon Dec 17, 2007 4:23 am

:wink: There's more than 1 billion phones in China alone

the battery life is a big concern at current stage. otherwise this is a very good idea to utilize idle mobile cpu cycles :P
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Postby kadair » Tue Dec 18, 2007 5:24 pm

I think we'll eventually see some interesting things happen in this area, especially as the next generation of mobile devices become more common place. Also, if I recall the latest numbers actually put the number of mobile phones in the world right above 3 billion--that's roughly equivalent to half of the world's population. I know in the United States there are supposedly more mobile phones in use than people, since many individuals carry more than one phone.

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adHoc mesh (multi-cpu) computer

Postby flowdi » Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:54 pm

the collective power of 3 billion cpus!!! that's unimaginable :)
if nearby handsets (bluetooth/wifi) connect spontaneously they could build a 'collaborative sound blaster' out of many many small amplifiers and speakers. the more people join the party the louder the music plays...

is this filesharing / piracy if just one guy at the party bought that song?
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Postby plusminus » Sun Jan 06, 2008 12:58 pm

If they all are friends :lol: no ...

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