Saturday, November 3, 2007

boinc again

after several months i'm back on the grid computing circuit. now that boinc 5.1 is here

and running smoothly(the older one had problems with vista).

I also added myself to the GridRepublic

here are some of the projects i've been running for a long time now:

- SETI -

Join the search for extraterrestrial intelligence.
Radio telescopes arround the world are scanning the skies for the telltale proof of extraterrestrial intelligence: a radio transmission from another intelligent civilization! the problem is that the data collected is so enormous that it would take too long for the fastest supercomputers to sort and analyze through. Thats where you can help.

to run Seti@home you need the BOINC (Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing) program. This program also lets you run other projects in the background like those at the World community grid.

World Community Grid

The World Community Grid's mission is to create the largest public computing grid benefiting humanity. Their work is built on the belief that technological innovation combined with visionary scientific research and large-scale volunteerism can change our world for the better. Their success depends on individuals - like you - collectively contributing your unused computer time to this not-for-profit endeavor.

1 comment:

chaitanyak said...

ok i guess i spoke too soon. boinc5.10.28 is more stable(on vista) than the previous versions, but it still gets blocked by windows defender at startup. you have to manually allow it every single time you startup. sucks bigtime.hope theyre working on a fix for this issue in the next version.