Kazuya Murata,Takayuki Fujimoto,



Social Environment,Low-Cost Computing,Application,Remote Class,


Recently, development of computers, systems, and networks has been quite remarkable. The extremely high-performance systems and personal computers that could not be imagined several years ago, have evolved at a tremendous developmental speed. Today, anyone can obtain a high-performance devices or systems. However, such equipment is very expensive in proportion to performance. On the other hand, although expensive and highly functional devices and systems are generalized, there are considerable number of users who prefer to use inexpensive and moderate-performance devices and systems. The reason for this is the “cost” problem. Even with such a middle-level performance devices or systems that have the minimum necessary functions, there is no problem at all for the purposeful use. By making good use of such devices and systems, sometimes people can build systems that works like high-performance devices or systems. From this, we assumed that it would be possible to create a system that has functions comparable to high-performance devices and systems while keeping costs down. In this research, we define this mechanism and concept as “Low-Cost Computing”. “Low-Cost Computing” specifically means “combining general-purpose devices and systems to reproduce high-performance systems at an extremely low cost. In this research, we propose a new type of system that effectively utilize the current social environment, taking the idea of “Low-Cost Computing” as linchpin.


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