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Message 13308 - Posted: 26 Oct 2007, 19:09:57 UTC

Wired Magazine: Scientists Race to Detect First Gravitational Waves
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Message 13395 - Posted: 31 Oct 2007, 11:46:30 UTC

Cosmology@Home: Nieuw distributed computing-project onderzoekt universum (in Dutch, as you might expect from the title)
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Message 13922 - Posted: 17 Nov 2007, 10:50:33 UTC
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Einstein@Home: A new window on the universe
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Message 14236 - Posted: 8 Dec 2007, 8:14:34 UTC

BOINC article in The Economist: Spreading the load

Thanks to Greg Baker for pointing it out. :)
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Message 14267 - Posted: 12 Dec 2007, 14:55:12 UTC - in response to Message 14265.  
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Very slow to load (when I did it), but great video.
In the least it tells you how to pronounce BOINC, if you didn't know it already. :-)
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Message 14466 - Posted: 23 Dec 2007, 3:01:01 UTC

Posted at the PCMag Forum/Opinion Columnist forum

"So, Oliver Rist describes Grid Computing as companies and institutions going out and renting additional CPU power from suppliers like Sun Grid or Amazon to get their data processing done.

Mr. Rist has missed the 800 pound gorilla in the room. Under various names, grid computing is going on right now as we speak. BOINC, the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (http://boinc.berkeley.edu) is a venue for what is called Public Distributed Computing. PC owners download a BOINC agent, a little piece of software, and then sign on to research projects from universities and scientific institutions all over the globe. We, the "crunchers", we get downloads of work units for our PC's to process in their idle time. The granddaddy of all projects is the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence), which claims to have 500,000 volunteer crunchers, making it the most powerful super computer in the world. All of this is non-profit and totally secure. Some folks preserve the name "Grid Computing" for that form which will use a large number of computers under one umbrella, like, only on campus. What one calls it is of little note.


There are projects at BOINC doing work on pulsars, climate, mathematical problems, Malaria, protein folding, developing chemotherapies, DNA sequencing, sub-atomic particles. At World Community Grid (www.worldcommunitygrid.org) there are projects on Cancer, AIDS, Dengue Fever, and the African Climate.

As I said above, all of the work takes place while your computer is idle. This is no resource hog.

WCG's main partner in the work is IBM. Now, IBM will use some of the knowledge gained in this social good for its own adventure with Google and The Cloud, a grid which Google hopes to get up and runnng down the road somewhere.

I have urged PC Magazine (Lance_Ulanoff at ziffdavis.com) and PC World (Harry_McCracken at pcworld.com) to get up an article or two on this very worthwhile endeavor.

If you are a "cruncher", please email these guys and tell them we need their help. With almost a billion PC's in use, there are something just south of a million crunchers.

If you are not yet a cruncher, I urge you to visit the BOINC and WCG sites and take a look. We need everyone we can get. There are downloads for Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems.

Please lend a hand.



>>RSM "

Anyone who looks at this post can easily write an email to these two guys. I have also been banging on David Pogue (Pogue at nytimes.com), NYTimes;Walt Mossberg (mossberg at wsj.com), WSJ; and Steve Wildstrom (steve_wildstrom at businessweek.com) at BusinessWeek.

Crunching needs so heat!!

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Message 14524 - Posted: 26 Dec 2007, 8:23:32 UTC

Cosmology@Home: Bit by bit, home computers aid science
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Message 15182 - Posted: 31 Jan 2008, 14:42:59 UTC
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Thanks to CPDN member Jonathan Colman from Washington DC for pointing out this Nature Conservancy article published on 29 January by Dave Connell. It highlights the ClimatePrediction project. The article is being discussed on Digg here.

There's a CPDN forum thread about it here.
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Message 15440 - Posted: 15 Feb 2008, 19:28:03 UTC - in response to Message 15182.  

Thanks to CPDN member Jonathan Colman from Washington DC for pointing out this Nature Conservancy article published on 29 January by Dave Connell. It highlights the ClimatePrediction project. The article is being discussed on Digg here.

There's a CPDN forum thread about it here.


Perhaps I am missing something here. I do not see BOINC mentioned, not even once. That is not very helpful. That's like the Chicago Trib article on cited on the BOINC web site where the guy wrote up Cosmology@home and never mentioned BOINC.

Crunching needs some good PR. We are maybe a bit over one million people and there are somewthing like 800 million computers out there.
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Message 15449 - Posted: 16 Feb 2008, 5:05:03 UTC - in response to Message 15440.  

Perhaps I am missing something here. I do not see BOINC mentioned,



But they do link the project websites. And in order to run the project, they must run BOINC. To download BOINC, you have to go to the BOINC site (except for WCG who offer their own branded version of the client.) So I guess I'm saying, I don't see it as a huge big deal that "BOINC" itself isn't mentioned. As long as interested people have a way of finding out how to get started (the project website), then the stories have served their purpose.

Just my 20 Won, of course.

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Message 15483 - Posted: 18 Feb 2008, 22:31:06 UTC - in response to Message 15449.  

But they do link the project websites. And in order to run the project, they must run BOINC. To download BOINC, you have to go to the BOINC site (except for WCG who offer their own branded version of the client.) So I guess I'm saying, I don't see it as a huge big deal that "BOINC" itself isn't mentioned. As long as interested people have a way of finding out how to get started (the project website), then the stories have served their purpose.

People want to run projects. BOINC is a mere prerequisite.

That's similar to the way Yahoo Widgets gallery works now. People don't care about engines and stuff, they just want the widgets on their desktops.

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Message 15582 - Posted: 25 Feb 2008, 23:56:49 UTC

The LHC featured in APOD along with a mention of LHC@Home.

Dawn of the Large Hadron Collider
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