Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, CISTI
The Internet is a medium that can be used for computing to solve a variety of problems, such as those from industry or academia, also making collaboration easier. This text illustrates our methodology of computing 'over the Internet', and presents a conjecture in Statistics to determine σ (standard deviation) from sums of samples of unequal size. The computing application runs on heterogeneous remote servers in parallel, one in Linux and one in Windows, as might befit a company. The conjecture is 'verified' by Monte Carlo, a typically time-consuming technique, itself suggesting parallelization. We have here as objectives: to propose a solution to the statistical problem; to show the use of heterogeneous remote parallel servers; and to point to the Internet as a suitable computing medium. This problem and a number of others can be freely solved on the authors' webpages. © 2018 AISTI.
Year of publication: 2018