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Post your ideas for promoting BOINC
Posted 3 Jun 2009 by Per Lindholm
Supercomputing for the users, a two way system.
The willingness to donate computing power will only go so far, but if you can offer some functionality in return I believe a lot more people would participate in these projects.
Therefore Im suggesting a two way system that virtually stores the users computing power for later use.
That is, by letting your computer do the projects work-units you could later trade that work for access to high performance clusters. These would have various programs that perform intensive tasks that otherwise would take too long for a single home computer to complete.
The idea is that if you give back computing power to the participant you can increase the total amount of computing power many times over.
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