Internet-based Distributed Computing Projects updates for July 28, 2004

Internet-based Distributed Computing Projects updates for July 28, 2004

Post by kpearso » Fri, 30 Jul 2004 07:15:10


The following updates are from the Internet-based Distributed Computing
Projects website ( http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ). These updates
cover public distributed computing projects (projects in which anyone can
participate).

July 28, 2004

- ( http://www.yqcomputer.com/ #rieselsieve ) Riesel
Sieve reached 2^20 (stage 6) for all 58 of its k's yesterday

- the ( http://www.yqcomputer.com/ #12121 ) 12121 Search
found prime 121*2^410131-1 (123,464 digits) on July 21, 2004. Also, you can
now reserve ranges and submit results through the website.

- the ( http://www.yqcomputer.com/ #monkey ) Monkey
Shakespeare Simulator matched a record first 18 letters of "Timon of Athens"
after 2,182,280,000 billion billion monkey-years, on July 13

- new development platform:
( http://www.yqcomputer.com/ #eluder ) Eluder

- ( http://www.yqcomputer.com/ #dfolding )
Distributed Folding released its next protein target, CASP T0213, yesterday.
Note that the next update will occur next Wednesday, August 4, instead of
next Tuesday.

- ( http://www.yqcomputer.com/ #dcrawl ) dCrawl is
active again as of July 23

--
Kirk Pearson, editor of Internet-based Distributed Computing Projects
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
Time sneaks up on you like a windshield on a bug. -- John Lithgow
 
 
 

Internet-based Distributed Computing Projects updates for July 28, 2004

Post by David C. D » Fri, 30 Jul 2004 15:00:09


And to think that some people still claim that results from distributed
computing projects have no practical application!

Thanks, Kirk, for the updates here,
-- Dave
(Shouldn't that be 2.18228 billion billion billion monkey-years?)

 
 
 

Internet-based Distributed Computing Projects updates for July 28, 2004

Post by kpearso » Sun, 01 Aug 2004 07:23:10

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I know, I know... The
( http://www.yqcomputer.com/ #findadrug )
Find-a-Drug project has just thrown away lots of distributed computing power
on silly things like finding 42 potential cancer-fighting *** and 18
potential HIV-fighting *** --so far--but fortunately there are serious
applications like proving the
( http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ) infinite monkey
theorem and ( http://www.yqcomputer.com/ #electricsheep )
generating random screensavers.

My comments above are tongue-in-cheek, of course :-) There is a LOT of good
and serious work going on in distributed computing theory and applications,
but I am glad there are some just-for-fun projects, too. It's important to
stop and smell the monkey chow--err, flowers--once in a while.

--
Kirk Pearson, editor of Internet-based Distributed Computing Projects
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
Time sneaks up on you like a windshield on a bug. -- John Lithgow
 
 
 

Internet-based Distributed Computing Projects updates for July 28, 2004

Post by gd790 » Fri, 06 Aug 2004 05:50:23

Yes, check out the GreenTea project too: http://www.yqcomputer.com/ .

Gary