crowdjs

    0.2.0 • Public • Published

    crowd

    Crowd computing in Javascript. Distribute tasks to execute to other computers

    Warning: This is a super pre-alpha software. It will only works if you are brave and patient. Watch/Star to follow with the progress

    Project goal

    Enable a computer to distribute tasks to execute to other computers. Websites can use computing power of visitors to test performance, scientists can distributedly fold DNA, hackers can distributedly crack passwords (:/).

    Usage

    Eventually one would be able to do something on these lines:

    // Server
    var Crowd = require('crowd')
    var router = require('crowd-express')
     
    function task (data) {
      // some calculations
      return result 
    }
    var crowd = new Crowd({x:1, y:2}, task)
      .on('data', function(data) {
        // data coming in real time
      })
      .on('end', function(results) {
        // task completed
      })
      .on('error', function(err) {
        // errors on the way
      })
     
    var express = require('express')
    var app = express()
    var bodyParser = require('body-parser')
    var port = process.env.PORT || 8080
    app.use(bodyParser())
    app.use('/task', router(crowd))
    app.listen(port)
     

    The way it will work on the client will be:

    var worker = require('crowd-webworker')
    var crowd = require('crowd-client')
    var rest = require('crowd-rest')
     
    crowd(opts)
      .use(rest('http://127.0.0.1:1200/task'))
      .pipe(worker())

    What happens in the worker is that the task function is retrieved from the crowd-client, evaluated and executed.

    State

    Other usage

    Obviously this is not bound to javascript, to REST and to the browser. Server and clients will be available for WebSockets and WebRTC, and you will be free to implement any of the technology you want.

    Install

    npm i crowdjs

    DownloadsWeekly Downloads

    2

    Version

    0.2.0

    License

    MIT

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    Collaborators

    • nicola