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Message 49070 - Posted: 10 May 2013, 16:42:16 UTC
Last modified: 10 May 2013, 16:43:18 UTC

Project main page
Project apps - Windows + Linux

Run by Institute for High-Energy Physics at Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing. This project started within the last month or so at the time of writing this post. :)

The site is nearly empty, but they have currently 2 functional applications, both of which analyze web data via crawling and spiders on sites such as Weibo (Chinese social networking site).

If any translation help is needed to understand what's going on, I'm happy to help.

Currently you can connect + run project via BOINC Manager smoothly. You have to manually type in "home.php" for instance, on the website itself. No message boards, yet.

I would try contact the admin(s), but I have no idea who they are!

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Message 49080 - Posted: 11 May 2013, 17:35:50 UTC

I would be wary of this one.

The tasks are not NCI (which I was expecting), they run in panic mode, there was a huge lump of bandwidth used up, and one of the apps keeps popping up CAPTCHAs, presumably as it's trawling sites that use them. Also it downloads it's entire run-time environment, so your network will get clogged up with endless JRE downloads (only does it once per machine though).

Some tasks completed, one I had to abort. No credit for any of them, not that it matters.

I'm out until the message boards are up.

Cheers,

Al.
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