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Honeybees inspire new server strategy

Science: UPI/ Science Newstrack

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“Georgia Tech researchers say the swarm intelligence of honeybees can be used to improve the efficiency of Internet servers.

“Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology — inspired by the ability of honeybees to collect large amounts of nectar efficiently with limited resources and no central command — created a communication system to help Internet servers that would normally be devoted solely to one task, move between tasks as needed, the university said Friday in a release.

“The study, published in the journal Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, said the honeybee method reduces the chances that a Web site could be overwhelmed with requests and lock out potential users and customers …” (full article)

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Newcomb’s commentary: “Bee to the blossom, moth to the flame; Each to his passion; what’s in a name?”  Helen Hunt Jackson

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