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    How do machines share information in distributed computing in a matter so that it's efficient? Do they have to customize the software for each problem?

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    Typically, yes, although in some cases (say, for example, digital filtering) you could write a fully generic algorithm and each problem is merely a new set of coefficients for the generic case.

    Generally, the clients download blocks of data, and process each, then upload a whole batch of results (either immediately or later).

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    Poor software design can, however, lead to a decrease in efficiency if you distribute the problem over several processors or machines.
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    Originally posted by Zach L.
    Poor software design can, however, lead to a decrease in efficiency if you distribute the problem over several processors or machines.
    Interesting, I would have thought it would increase efficiency

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    if its like a normal supercomputing spilting it up as much as possible would be better. everything is shared and right next to each other.

    a cluster with a cheap ethernet line would be fighting the ethernet and it wouldnt always be the best way. but alot easier.

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