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Parallel computing using Web servers and “servlets”

Alfred Lo (Alfred Lo ( is at the Department of Information Systems, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong.)
Chris Bloor (Chris Bloor ( is at the Schools of Computing, Engineering and Technology, University of Sunderland, Sunderland, UK.)
Y.K. Choi (Y.K. Choi ( is at the Division of Computer Studies, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.)

Internet Research

ISSN: 1066-2243

Article publication date: 1 May 2000



Presents inexpensive ways to implement a virtual parallel computer with multiple Web servers. “Servlets” are used instead of CGI programs. Compares the multiple Web server model with a multiple‐client model. Experiments are conducted to test the performance of these two parallel systems. The performance of these two models is then compared. The advantages and limitations of these models are also discussed.



Lo, A., Bloor, C. and Choi, Y.K. (2000), "Parallel computing using Web servers and “servlets”", Internet Research, Vol. 10 No. 2, pp. 160-169.




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