Well the seti institute are paving the way to have a common platform for
distributed processing projects. Check out their furture directions page
Basically they are working on an opensource platform that can have a
closed source processing module. Should mean it will be easier for other
companies/groups to roll out projects and have users decide what they
want to sign up to and what percentage of their spare cpu time goes to
On Mon, 2002-10-21 at 15:28, Smith, Graham - Computing Technician wrote:
> There isn't one AFAIK....
>> There is a statement somewhere on www.ud.com that says they have no plans
> to implement any linux client because the numbers of linux clients that
> generate results wouldn't be enough to warrant the effort of developing it.
> snubbed or what folks?!
>> Wine is great but what if you have a bunch of servers that dont run X... a
> command line client (with multi-processor support) would be cool.
>> Its a pity there aren't more useful distributed computing projects. The
> likes of
> Seti and and those encryption cracking projects dont particularly interest
>> One thing to be aware about some of the clients for these applications such
> as United Devices is that although they use idle cpu time, some of them
> use considerable amounts of other resources such as memory.
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