World Community Grid

  welshbenson 19:01 10 May 2006
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Anyone heard of the World Commuinty Grid?

  octal 19:19 10 May 2006

What this? click here

No.

  welshbenson 20:14 10 May 2006

Doing good for mankind

  octal 21:00 10 May 2006

Very laudable, don't get me wrong but while your computer is not being used it could well be switch off and save the planets resources which will also help mankind.

I just worked out the consumption of those 327,143 devices, assuming they take an average of 200 watts, they obviously won't all be on at the same time that's a hefty 60MW of power being consumed, that's the output of one generator in a power station.

  Forum Editor 23:28 10 May 2006

now, but here in this forum we participated in the first one of its kind when we ran a PCAdvisor team in the Intel-United Devices Cancer Research Project originally set up by the Ntional Foundation for Cancer Research at Oxford university.

Distributed computing is the term applied to these idle-time computer projects, and as I said there are many of them, usually very worthy causes, and well-worth considering. If you don't want to get too serious, but would like to participate in something for a bit of fun you might consider the internet movie project, which aims to produce films that have been created by participants using distributed computing.
click here for more details on that one.

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