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Post subject: World Community Grid - BOINC  PostPosted: 02.02.2011, 08:54



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Hello friends,

if someone is interested to help on World Community Grid (www.worldcommunitygrid.org) its easy with to do with the program BOINC.

I opened today a new Team "aptosid". If you want you can join this team.

Greatings

Rob
 
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Post subject: RE: World Community Grid - BOINC  PostPosted: 02.02.2011, 19:18



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I've been running boinc on sidux/aptosid systems for a few years now and I found it easy to install and inobtrusive. If you have a few computers on a lan its also easy to administrate from one location since boinc is setup as client and server. Put those idle computers to work!!!
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 02.02.2011, 21:48



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Hey browe,

thx for your answer. Yes installing is easy. But I use it only on 2 seperate computers (they are not in lan).

In our group now 2 members Smile
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 03.02.2011, 02:26



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Be aware that, especially on modern computers, power consumption reacts very dynamically to load changes. While a lightly used contemporary desktop system may require ~55-60 watts (excluding the monitor), this quickly jumps to values in excess of 140 watts under load (these are real world figures on pretty average, ~3 year old, dual core hardware; older systems often have a higher base (idle) wattage (85-120 watts and more)). Which makes running services like these a pretty expensive idea, even if you don't usually switch your systems off at night (or suspend/ hibernate).
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 03.02.2011, 08:40



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Slh,

thats right - power consumption is higher.
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 05.02.2011, 13:21



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Team #aptosid now have 2 members:

Total Run Time (y:d:h:m:s) (Rank) 0:007:10:43:38 (#21,481)
Points Generated (Rank) 34,603 (#18,532)
Results Returned (Rank) 83 (#18,788)
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 09.02.2011, 02:13



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Here's some interesting news and good publicity for World Community Grid:

http://www-03.ibm.com/innovation/us/watson/

The first-ever man vs. machine Jeopardy! competition will air next week. The contest is between two of the most celebrated Jeopardy! Champions -- Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings -- playing against IBM's 'Watson' computing system. The grand prize for this competition will be $1 million, with second place earning $300,000, and third place earning $200,000.

IBM will be donating 100% of 'Watson's' winnings to charity, with 50% of those winnings going to World Vision and 50% going to World Community Grid!

To read the full article and access the press release, please go to the News & Updates article.

In advance of the Jeopardy! special, the USA based Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) will be showing a NOVA segment on February 9, 2011, entitled Smartest Machine on Earth. For more information about this NOVA special please click here.

If you are unfamiliar with the Jeopardy! game show, please go to the Jeopardy! website. This site also provides you with a chance to vote for your favorite contestant. There is also information on Facebook.

Please tune in to watch this special competition, and cheer 'Watson' on! It will be airing over three days -- February 14, 15, and 16, 2011. Please check your local listings for channel and air times.
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 18.02.2011, 07:15



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Hey browe,

I have read this article too (only in german language). Yesterday the computer watson have won this Jeopardy match.

In our WCG Team aptosid we are now 3 Members and we hope to jump next week under place 10000. At the moment itlooks so:

Team #aptosid now have 3 members:

Total Run Time (y:d:h:m:s) (Rank) 0:065:21:36:48 (#16,576)
Points Generated (Rank) 283,378 (#11,910)
Results Returned (Rank) 540 (#12,948)

For everybody who is interested to join our team:

http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/team/ ... 1RM1V3K7Z1

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World Community Grid team #aptosid
 
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