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Here is a collection of terms that are all in conjunction with distributed computing.

BOINC Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing - the software, that run most DC-projects; for detailed explanation

Client A program for a specific purpose; z.B. BOINC-client for detailed explanation.
Cluster a computer-network consisting of a Master and some nodes; Cluster for detailed explanation
Core The core of a CPU; Core for detailed explanation
CPU Central Processing Unit - Main processor of a PCs; CPU for detailed explanation
Credits is a recognition in terms of points, which are given to the user for processing work units; Credits for detailed explanation
Crunching calculating tasks; Crunching for detailex explanation