Glossary

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Decentralized

Decentralized refers to computing environments that distribute resources and or processing power among multiple nodes. In contrast, centralized refers to when most software, hardware, and actions are performed by a single station in a central location. In a decentralized model, not one environment or operating system is in command; many computing environments share resources simultaneously in a peer-to-peer network. In this way, decentralized networks can aggregate power to utilize computing power in idle desktops.