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Re: [school-discuss] Grid Computing &c

I use my personal machines for projects like that but the schools are
(so far) totally opposed to that idea. Their argument is "Unsanctioned
application" there is no "sanctioning " process just a PO for software)
and "resource consumption" (valid - power gets used) and "bandwidth" (in
valid - transmissions are minimal and only during low traffic times)
On Wed, 2008-07-02 at 03:43 -0700, Joel Kahn wrote:
> James Kinney wrote:
> >Are we doing more with the new machines
> >that replaced the ones now being stripped
> >by 8-year olds in Bangladesh? No. But we
> >are doing it faster so there are more dead
> >cpu cycles between mouse actions.
> James, surely you (and a lot of other people
> in this group) know that those unused clock
> cycles can be put to good use:
> http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/
> As I write, my grid software is telling me
> that my Celeron's free cycles are helping
> out in the battle against cancer.
> When those fancy new multi-core CPUs with the
> individually controllable cores come out,
> maybe the user will be able to choose: do you
> want to keep your hardware charging heavy and
> helping to find a cure for AIDS, or do you
> want to go down to minimum power and save the
> juice? Which choice will be more beneficial
> for humanity? Decisions, decisions . . . :-)
> Now if they can just get this grid software
> running on the DVRs connected to all those
> cable & satellite systems--that could add tens
> of millions of boxes to the effort. After all,
> my Tivo is really nothing more than just a
> specialized kind of Linux machine. I sent a
> communication to my provider (DirecTV) on this
> subject, but I never got a response. Are any
> of you in a position to pursue this?
> Joel
James P. Kinney III          
CEO & Director of Engineering 
Local Net Solutions,LLC                           

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