Mote Net Computing

Mote Net Computing (MNC) was developed out of swarm technology. As self organizing swarm-nets of motes became more available, they started being used for background computational purposes. Each mote generally has a low level of computational power, but because there are so many of them, as the net becomes large, the power also scales well.

The key to making MNC technology feasible was the development of the MNC controller that handles task assignments and the parallel communications protocol. Most MNC grids are used for low-priority tasks with tremendous redundancy designed into them. The controller facilitates a priority queuing system that allows large segments of the mote-net to be used for low priority tasks most of the time. When mote-nets are connected to each other and allow “spillover tasking”, the end result is high levels of computational power and availability.

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