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Video: QMachine – Commodity Supercomputing with Web Browsers

In this video, Sean Wilkinson from the University of Alabama at Birmingham demonstrates QMachine, a web service that allows ordinary web browsers to execute distributed workloads, all without installing anything.

QMachine (QM) is a web service that uses Quanah to create a distributed computer that can use ordinary web browsers as ephemeral nodes. It contains three main components: an API server, a web server, and a website. The API server and the web server are both implemented in Node.js and available for use in server environments via NPM. The API server supports CORS and configurable persistent storage for a variety of popular databases, including Apache CouchDB, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Redis, and SQLite.

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