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Anyone participate in distributed computing like Primegrid@home or Seti@home? I was wondering If there were enough of us we could make a group on one of the projects.

Personally I've enjoyed working on SETI@home, looking for aliens. Did a lot of work on LHC@home too. Helped them sift through all the raw data they got from their experiments.

 

If you are unfamiliar with Distrubited computing I'd suggest http://boinc.berkeley.edu/ to Download the Client, or look at the above mentioned projects:

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/

http://www.primegrid.com/

http://lhcathome.web.cern.ch/LHCathome/ (yes you can find the Higgs)

 

I just wondered, seeing as we are mostly heavy PC gamers with some extra cycles hanging around.

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Is this anything like Folding@Home?

Feel free to PM me about almost anything and I'll do my best to answer. :)

 

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Yes, very much so. Tough it looks like it uses its own computing software rather than the standard BOINC. That's pretty neat.

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I'm not really too savy on the technical specifications of folding@home (no idea what BOINC is, sorry. >

 

Having briefly taken a look at the links you pasted above, I'd say the SETI one and the LHC one appeal most to me. :P

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Yeah. BOINC stands for Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network computing.

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