Secure Distributed Computing ImplementationRishi Kacker and Matt Pauker

Abstract The increased interest in financiallydriven distributed computations has necessitated greater scrutiny of the security and optimality of these distributions. We examine the realworld benefits of one proposed security solution by developing a simulation of a distributed computation that implements an algorithm to redundantly compute individual tasks, an algorithm to choose participants for task computation, and an algorithm to pay participants for successfully completing their work. We analyze the results of the simulations and describe the advantages the framework offers to commercial distributed computations. 
09/08/2001