Building Watson on the Volunteer Grid Computers for net users…

4 Sep

I found and posted some info showing that IBM Watson is possible to be built and run on the internet from an IBM adviser. That is very good news. Then I also found the list of volunteer computing grids around the world which helps to accomplish some huge projects for the benefit of humanity. They are a lot and very successful in general. I put here only the ones about artificial intellegince and internet. So far I am very happy with my project.


This is the link where IBM adviser Tony Pearson is explaining how to build your own IBM Watson: Link


List of distributed computing projects

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  • Artificial Intelligence
    • distributedDataMining — tests the data mining abilities of various methods of data analysis and machine learning.[2] (Alpha)
    • Evo@home — uses evolutionary algorithms to optimize the parameters of different kinds of machine learning algorithms.[3] (Alpha)
    • FreeHAL@homeparses and converts big open source semantic nets to use in FreeHAL.[4] (Alpha)
    • MindModeling@Home — builds cognitive models of the human mind. (Beta)
    •  Internet
    • A-Ware — is developing a stable, supported, commercially exploitable, high quality technology to give easy access to grid resources.[1]
    • Amagit.COM — employs a distributed web crawling platform to build a search index.[2]
    • AssessGrid — addresses obstacles to wide adoption of grid technologies by bringing risk management and assessment to this field, enabling use of grid computing in business and society.[3]
    • Cohesion Platform — a Java-based modular peer-to-peer multi-application desktop grid computing platform for irregularly structured problems developed at the University of Tübingen (Germany).[4]
    • D4Science — establishes networking, grid-based, and data-centric e-Infrastructures that accelerate multidisciplinary research by overcoming barriers related to heterogeneity, sustainability and scalability.
    • DIMES — maps the structure and evolution of the Internet infrastructure, letting users see how the Internet looks from their home.
    • Enabling Grids for E-sciencE (EGEE) — a series of projects funded by the European Commission; links over 70 institutions in 27 European countries to form a multi-science computing grid infrastructure for the European Research Area, letting researchers share computer resources.
    • GridCOMP — provides an advanced component platform for an effective invisible grid.[5]
    • GridECON — takes a user-oriented perspective and creates solutions to grid challenges to promote widespread use of grids.[6]
    • Hours HarmOny and Useful Resource Sharing — attempts to make use of the trust management and network economics to implement the heterogeneous resource sharing. Currently focusing on the resource allocation in the science grid like Teragrid and OSG. This project is run by the MIST group of Computer Science at Wayne State University.[25]
    • Java Heterogeneous Distributed Computing (JHDC) — an open source programmable Java distributed computing system.
    • Legion — a grid computing platform developed at the University of Virginia.
    • Majestic-12 — uses a distributed web crawler program to index web sites for a distributed search engine.[7]
    • NESSI-GRID [8] — aims to provide a unified view for European research in service architectures and software infrastructures that will define technologies, strategies and deployment policies fostering new, open, industrial solutions and societal applications that enhance the safety, security and well-being of citizens.
    • neuGRID — develops a new user-friendly grid-based research e-infrastructure enabling the European neuroscience community to perform research needed for the pressing study of degenerative brain diseases, for example, Alzheimer’s disease.
    • OMII-Europe — an EU-funded project established to source key software components that can interoperate across several heterogeneous grid middleware platforms.
    • OMII-UK — provides free open source software and support to enable a sustained future for the UK e-research community.
    • OurGrid — aims to deliver grid technology that can be used today by current users to solve present problems. To achieve this goal, it uses a different trade-off compared to most grid projects: it forfeits supporting arbitrary applications in favor of supporting only Bag-of-Tasks applications.
    • RESERVOIR — aims to increase the competitiveness of EU economy by introducing a powerful ICT infrastructure to support the setup and deployment of services on demand, at competitive costs, across disparate administrative domains, while assuring quality of service.
    • ScottNet NCG — a distributed neural computing grid. A private commercial effort in continuous operation since 1995. This system performs a series of functions including data synchronization amongst databases, mainframe systems, and other data repositories. E-commerce transaction processing, automated research and data retrieval, content analysis, web site monitoring, scripted and dynamic user emulation, shipping and fulfillment API integration and management, RSS and NNTP monitoring and analysis, real time security enforcement, and backup/restore functions.[26]



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