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Old 09-01-2001, 08:19 AM   #1
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Default Distributed Computing Power

Assuming you guys had a mass gigantic Distributed Computing base ... something like what seti@home has .

What would you guys use it for ?

It's for a research project so any feedback would be appreciated .
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Old 09-01-2001, 08:24 AM   #2
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hmm..id use it to try and win one of those decyption contests that offer cash rewards..

but thats not really research. unless..well..it could be spun that way
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Old 09-01-2001, 08:17 PM   #3
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You're gonna be sorry you asked.

I think the human genome project would like to have that kind of computing power. But I would like to compare the mitochondrial DNA of the anomurans to the decapods and the true shrimps and see how things shake out.

Curiosity is a terrible thing.
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Old 09-02-2001, 12:19 PM   #4
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But I would like to compare the mitochondrial DNA of the anomurans to the decapods and the true shrimps and see how things shake out
This is, exactly, what I wish to do too but more focused on RNA side
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Old 09-02-2001, 12:48 PM   #5
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I would use it as giant web storage space. Paying users who actually allow me to store info on his hard disk.

It's funny because the exact same idea is being implemented by a lot of companies now including Real networks and a start-up being promoted by Marc Andreseen(sp?) of Netscape fame. And I had this idea about a year back. Maybe I should I have patented it
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Old 09-02-2001, 01:49 PM   #6
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Um, Ref?

You wouldn't be pulling one of my ten legs, would you?
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Old 09-02-2001, 02:35 PM   #7
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No, Iím working only at the cellular level. A leg is a huge thing for me
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Old 09-02-2001, 07:53 PM   #8
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lol! From my perspective the molecular processes are daunting yet limbs are easy (after all they do grow back).

But as I like to say, "Anything with ten legs has to be a whole lot of fun to watch."

In carcinus veritas.
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...yet limbs are easy (after all they do grow back).
Wow that sounds like fun. I might just lop off my mouse arm to get rid of that niggling Carpal Tunnel once and for all. Fingers crossed that it's not only the water-borne variety of crustacean that are regenerative.

Heartz, a few systems similar to Seti@Home have been tested recently, with FightAIDS@Home perceived as one of the most worthwhile to launch thus far. For more info:
http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/...001039_707.htm
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Two centipedes [or millipedes if you like them better] were having a chat in front of a [put your favorite celebrity here] poster.
First one looking at the celebrityís legs: Beautiful legs
Second one: Beautiful but only a few

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Czar,

Count your limbs. If there are four (or fewer) I highly recommend that you take good care of them all. We 'higher' animals don't have the knack for budding new ones. On the other hand each one functions independently which is a *very* nifty feature.
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I'm bringing this thread back to life in order to highlight a great commercial application of peer-to-peer networks, as devised by Georgia Tech PhD student Todd Miller:
http://www.newsbytes.com/news/01/172049.html
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Originally posted by Czar
I'm bringing this thread back to life in order to highlight a great commercial application of peer-to-peer networks, as devised by Georgia Tech PhD student Todd Miller:
http://www.newsbytes.com/news/01/172049.html
This is wonderful. I predict these guys will be well known in the cyberworld in a few years. I see a Yahoo in making.
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Can we all say "Unlimited bandwith hosting"?

Also, I'd feed it pi to work on in its spare time, see how many billions of digits we can bring it out to .
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Assuming guys , that I have access to large amount of computing power ,

Do you guys know of any research group that would require such processing capabilities and would like to try and participate in such a project ?

Post links / contact addresses here .

Thanks.
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