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Evaluate the performance of large websites to find bottlenecks with
PEER client and its first
Some users will be paid up to $45(US) per month for their contributions.
Note: peerReview does its work when a network connection is present. Modem users will notice that the client is not active while they are offline. A work unit is completed in 15 minutes, so it is possible for modem users to contribute useful work. The client supports some firewalls.
Version 3.0 of the PEER client is available as of June 18, 2001 for Windows, Solaris and Linux. The client allows you to configure how much work your system contributes. Windows PEER users' clients will update automatically. Solaris and Linux users can download the software by going to the user login page and selecting "Download the Porivo PEER."
distributed computing with Peer-to-Peer computing concepts. Using the free
CycleTraders client you can measure the response time of other users' websites
while they measure the response time of yours.
Version 1.2 of the client for Windows and Linux is currently available.
Grub is "an
open-source distributed Internet crawler." The client "crawls" websites
to see which sites have changed their content, and updates a master search
index in real-time. grub.org will create and maintain the most comprehensive
and up-to-date search index of the Internet ever, and will provide update
feeds of crawled sites to the public for free and to commercial search engines.
Version 1.0.6 of the client is available for Windows as of December 23, 2002. Version 1.0.4 is available for Linux as of December 12, 2002. Bug fixes and news features for each version are described in the ChangeLog.
84 million "new" URLs discovered;
34 million URLs indexed
Capacity Calibration tests and monitors website performance in real-time with controlled
capacity loads. Participants are paid $0.30(US) per hour of work. Payments
are made via PayPal: users are paid when
their earnings total $1(US) or more.
Participants must have a full-time, high-speed Internet connection and must run the CapCal Java client application at least 10 hours per day or 70 hours per week. Under Windows 98 and Windows ME, the client only runs when the screen-saver is active. Under Windows 2000 you can configure it to run any time or only during specific times. You can register to be a participant here.
See white papers and a document called "Choking Big Bertha - the Art and Science of Web Capacity Measurement", written by the founder of CapCal. These documents were the beginning of the CapCap project.
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