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Monetarized distributed computing

Patrick Phillips
03:10 PM ET (US)
I have a suggested customer for this service, Ticketmaster, when they dump new events for sale all at the same time. They could use a cadre of CPUs to handle the load from an increase in customers. I spent two hours online Saturday morning with this ticketing service attempting to buy two tickets to a concert. I had to come back to it 2 hours later to get any kind of response from the service. I would get into the cycle to authorize the selected tickets but there is a 5 minute limit to complete the transaction. That limit would expire because the response time was so poor from the web site.
Max Shenker
02:46 PM ET (US)
This is a great concept, if they would come up with a standard API for creating these processess, as well as for running them, then access to this computing mass could be incorporated into existing standard applications (ex. rendering, analysis). Standard API would also simplify the signing of customers for the processsing power.
Keith Dawson
11:19 PM ET (US)
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