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Location: Hyderabad, India

12/19/2004

computer's idle time is precious

Put your computer to work advancing scientific knowledge when it's not helping you. Google Compute is a feature of the Google Toolbar that enables your computer to help solve challenging scientific problems when it would otherwise be idle. When you enable Google Compute, your computer will download a small piece of a large research project and perform calculations on it that will then be included with the calculations performed by thousands of other computers doing the same thing. This process is known as distributed computing. No private or personally identifiable information is communicated by this feature to Google, Folding@home or any other beneficiary of the Google Compute project. The first time Google Compute is set up it will notify the server of the basic machine configuration, including the operating system, processor speed, estimated network bandwidth and hard disk free space. This is necessary to ensure that the computer meets minimum system requirements, and to subsequently match work units with suitable computers. I have been using this google compute since one month and i didn't have to stop it in any situation and my pc is a normal PIII with 256 mb ram (not express fast) and it gives me a thrill to be a part of the scientific research. U can download it from Google Compute.

5 Comments:

Blogger CrackerSnacker said...

soon google will take over the world :)

12/23/2004 09:27:00 PM  
Blogger John said...

Same idea as Seti@Home. (http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/) You download a small piece of software that takes over your PC when the screensaver kicks in, and crunches data collected by the big telescopes at Arecibo and other places, looking for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence. I tried it for a while, but had to uninstall it when it interferred with a couple of other programs I have. They may have improved it by now.

1/15/2005 03:31:00 AM  
Blogger John said...

Same idea as Seti@Home. (http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/) You download a small piece of software that takes over your PC when the screensaver kicks in, and crunches data collected by the big telescopes at Arecibo and other places, looking for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence. I tried it for a while, but had to uninstall it when it interferred with a couple of other programs I have. They may have improved it by now.

1/15/2005 03:31:00 AM  
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10/07/2005 06:13:00 PM  
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