***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** New? Amusing. My favorite transparent load-balancing system for balancing processes on a computing cluster, MOSIX (or OpenMOSIX), has used this approach (probe a few neighbors plus a random assortment) for many years for deciding how to spread the load efficiently (efficient diffusion of tasks). The book on it (MOSIX) was written in 1993... best, -tony >>>>> "BW" == Barry Wellman <[log in to unmask]> writes: BW> ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** BW> Here's a press release just out from Rennselaer Polytechnic University. It BW> cites a Science story but doesn't give the URL -- A.J. Rossini Rsrch. Asst. Prof. of Biostatistics U. of Washington Biostatistics [log in to unmask] FHCRC/SCHARP/HIV Vaccine Trials Net [log in to unmask] -------------- http://software.biostat.washington.edu/ ---------------- FHCRC: M: 206-667-7025 (fax=4812)|Voicemail is pretty sketchy/use Email UW: Th: 206-543-1044 (fax=3286)|Change last 4 digits of phone to FAX (my tuesday/wednesday/friday locations are completely unpredictable.) _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.