BOINC – Grid Computing in Your Off Hours


BOINC, or ‘ Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing’ is the  just the thing if your into getting the most out of your extra CPU cycles. Years ago this idea made headlines when SETI@home was started and you could download a program that would sift through the volumes of data that was collected by radio astronomers in the hopes that a sign of life could be found off our own planet. The software has evolved into a common set of tools that can be used to churn out results for everything from climate change to computer animation. For a full list of projects you can take part in go here and of course you will need the base software and thats avaliable when you follow the link:

Posted: December 5th, 2006
at 5:59am by John

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