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Desktop grids use the free resources in Intranet and Inter-net environments for large-scale computation and storage. While desktop grids offer a high return on investment, one critical issue is the validation of results returned by participating hosts. Several mechanisms for result validation have been previously proposed. However, the characterization of(More)
Studies focusing on Unix have shown that the vast majority of workstations and desktop computers remain idle for most of the time. In this paper we quantify the usage of main resources (CPU, main memory, disk space and network bandwidth) of Windows 2000 machines from classroom laboratories. For that purpose, 169 machines of 11 classroom laboratories were(More)