[SM-Discuss] Fun with your CPUs
dufflebunk at dufflebunk.homeip.net
Tue Aug 23 14:47:01 EDT 2005
Another project in the same vein as seti at home is  folding at home. It
simulates protein folding and the results are used for actual research
purposes. There's no smgl group for it, but if someone makes one, I'll
On Tue, 2005-23-08 at 10:44 -0700, Adam Clark wrote:
> Or, a complete waste of idle CPU time...
> Hey all,
> As you are probably aware, there are several projects online that allow
> your CPUs to participate in a large group project doing something
> useful, probably the most famous of these is Seti at Home.
> Another of these projects is called distributed.net, which may have
> been the first of it's type. It's been around for years, has completed
> several of the contests that it set out to finish, and is still going
> fairly strong.
> The goals of distributed.net are varied, depending on the contest it's
> running, but they've basically created one of the world's fastest
> computers by utilizing people's spare CPU cycles. When one participates
> in the projects, you usually have a chance to win a little money if one
> of your CPUs is the one that completes the task at hand, and if nothing
> else, you get lots of pretty stats to show you how you're doing in the
> grand scheme of things.
> There's also groups that you can belong to, to try and show that your
> group is the fastest of them all, or, at least, got a fair bit of CPU
> behind it.
> As a side-effect, this is another way that SMGL can get a little
> exposure, by showing that we can be one of the more powerful groups out
> So, I recently loaded up a bunch of machines that I have control over
> with the distributed.net client, and started the SMGL team. My personal
> crunching stats can be found at , and the SMGL team page is at .
> If you'd like to check it out and/or participate, please visit  and
> consider running the client on your systems. If you do start it up, be
> sure to join the SMGL Team once the next d.net stats run is done.
> Unfortunately the client's binary-only, but they provide some
> information on their site as to why that's always been the case.
> Please feel free to reply to the list here if you've got any questions
> that  doesn't answer!
> -Adam Clark
> -Web Team Lead
>  - http://distributed.net
>  -
>  -
> SM-Discuss mailing list
> SM-Discuss at lists.ibiblio.org
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Size: 189 bytes
Desc: This is a digitally signed message part
Url : http://lists.ibiblio.org/pipermail/sm-discuss/attachments/20050823/0c756030/attachment.bin
More information about the SM-Discuss