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BOINC - For those with idle time on their processors

Discussion in 'Physical & Life Sciences' started by Elendur, May 8, 2012.

  1. Elendur

    Elendur Gamer and mathematician

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    I made a search and found some threads about BOINC, but the latest one was from 2009 and I didn't feel like grave robbing.

    Homepage

    Download

    Project list

    Short description:
    BOINC is a program that uses the idle processor power of your computer to process data from projects of your choice.
    (More information here User manual - BOINC )

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    Personally, I'm using BOINC to search for prime numbers and details of protein-ligand interaction.

    I think this is a perfect program for when I spend time on the forums and surfing the web, some older computers might experience some performance loss but if you have a computer that you can run recent games on (2005->) you shouldn't have any trouble, except perhaps at startup.

    I just thought I would inform you :) it's a simple way to make a difference.
    (If someone wants to add anything, please do, the introduction can be far longer).
     
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  2. Nabobalis

    Nabobalis Guest

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    I wonder if I can get this to run on the local supercomputer when it is idle.
     
  3. Elendur

    Elendur Gamer and mathematician

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    That. Would. Be. Super cool!

    Don't forget to ask though ;)
     
  4. Naraoia

    Naraoia Apprentice Biologist

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    You are made of win.
     
  5. Nabobalis

    Nabobalis Guest

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    Why thank you :eek:
     
  6. freezerman2000

    freezerman2000 Living and dying in 3/4 time

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    I'm running BOINC-searching for ET.Cool graphics!
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Elendur

    Elendur Gamer and mathematician

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    :thumbsup: I agree with the graphics, though the protein is less exiting to look at.
     
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