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Distributed Computing, what do you want me to do !

Discussion in 'Team OcUK Distributed Computing Projects' started by Conanius, Jan 6, 2006.

  1. Mattus


    Joined: Sep 30, 2003

    Posts: 10,899

    Location: London

    The thing about SETI, I think, it that it's very much all-or-nothing. If the project discovered a verifiable alien signal, then the entire world would be talking about it, it would receive mass coverage in mainstream media, the Berkeley scientists would be lauded as revolutionary and world-changing, there would be plaudits and rewards for whoever happened to crunch the revealing work unit, etc.

    As it it, SETI Classic used 2.4 million years of CPU time to achieve precisely nothing. But we can still dream, especially with SETI Enhanced scanning the sky in more detail.

    (edit) Look at me, ranting on to myself... welcome to the forum, Nutster :)
  2. MikeSW17


    Joined: Jul 25, 2003

    Posts: 509

    Location: SW London

    Good Choice.

    But don't worry about the others, when the BOINC Folding@Home comes out of beta, they'll all be able to join the best ;)
  3. Conanius


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 12,223

    I tried to do F&H but the boinc interface was far easier to use. When F&H can be done on boinc, ill start doing it :)