Distributed Computing

Long time to see,

Decided to reinstall the [email protected] project on my home system. Fact is that this was the first project in what became to be known as Distributed computing. THe idea is that by sharing the load with many computers at regular peoples homes they can do more and get more done then just with their super computers alone. And they are right. Since [email protected] started, Berkley took their original idea and created a frame work any other project could take advantage of. Boinc is a frame work that allows many projects to utilize the dead cycles of your proc when you aren’t doing anything except say… posting to your blog. Writing a fanfiction or novel.

Wasting power while you are at work.

[email protected] can be found here. BOINC can be found here.

There are many projects using this software, so if you aren’t as interested in Aliens you can find one for your interests rather easily.