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Master of Science in Computer Science


School of Computer Science and Engineering


The project, Spider III, presents architecture and protocol of a multi-agent-based internet distributed computing system, which provides a convenient development and execution environment for transparent task distribution, load balancing, and fault tolerance. Spider is an on going distribution computing project in the Department of Computer Science, California State University San Bernardino. It was first proposed as an object-oriented distributed system by Han-Sheng Yuh in his master's thesis in 1997. It has been further developed by Koping Wang in his master's project, of where he made large contribution and implemented the Spider II System.