Web Computing aims to extend the user base of voluntary computing projects by enabling browsers to participate in distributed computing projects. The main advantage of distributed computing projects is their scalability. People can voluntarily join these projects and offer the computing resources of their home computers forming a network with the computational capacity of supercomputers.

Such widely known projects are Seti@Home and Folding@Home, which are backed up by the power of hundreds of thousands of PCs. However using native client programs these projects require a certain level of commitment from the users since downloading, installing and managing these applications is a tedious process. The GridBee Framework lets you create web applications that can run in modern browsers without any additional plugins, thus joining a voluntary computing project becomes as easy as visiting a website.

The GridBee Framework

Our Web Computing Framework is called GridBee. It is sponsored by Web2Grid and is freely available on GitHub under the GNU Lesser General Public Licence