|Original author(s)||Adam Beberg|
|Operating system||Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Unix-like|
|License||Apache License 2.0|
Cosm is a family of open distributed computing software and protocols developed in beginning in 1995 led by Adam L. Beberg, and later developed by Mithral Inc. Cosm is a registered trademark of Mithral Inc.
Beberg left the governing group of Distributed.net in April 1999 to work on Cosm full-time. The Cosm client-server software development kit (CS-SDK), along with experience in gathering volunteers gained from Distributed.net was used as the initial software framework for the Genome@home and Folding@home projects at Stanford University. The project grew to over 400,000 simultaneous machines achieving 8 PFLOPS, aiding in protein folding research. Bedberg worked on a master's degree at Stanford from 2004 through 2011, using Cosm for his research. It was also used for the first several years of the eOn project.
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