Date Added: Aug 2011
The advancements in virtualization technologies have provided a large spectrum of computational approaches. Dedicated computations can be run on private environments (Virtual Machines), created within the same computer. Through capable APIs, this functionality is leveraged for the service, the authors wish to implement; a Computer Power Service (CPS). They target peer-to-peer systems for this service, to exploit the potential of aggregating computing resources. The concept of a P2P network is mostly known for its expanded usage in distributed networks for sharing resources like content files or real-time data.