[ExI] Best Distributed Computing Project to Support

Gary Miller aiguy at comcast.net
Wed Feb 27 02:29:15 UTC 2008

What distributed computing projects do the readers here feel are the most
Extropian or Transhumanist worthy.
I've currently got a 3.6 Ghz Pentium 4 and 1 core of an Intel 2.4 Ghz Q6600
crunching  <mailto:Folding at Home> Folding at Home.
The other 3 cores of the Q6600 are running BOINC  <mailto:Rosetta at Home>
Rosetta at Home.
Both are protein folding applications.
I ran cancer targets first at UD (United Devices) which finished in 2007 and
Find-A-Drug which finished  in 2005.
But no drugs to my knowledge have yet emerged from the data from either
I'm thinking of buying a Playstation 3 to do  <mailto:Folding at Home>
Folding at Home on also.  I understand that the IBM cell processor and
the software written to do  <mailto:Folding at Home> Folding at Home on the
Playstation with help from Sony runs crunches proteins many
times faster than a Quad Core PC.
The reason I only run 1 core on each machine  <mailto:Folding at Home>
Folding at Home is because I've not been able to get the Intel multicore 
version of the  <mailto:Folding at Home> Folding at Home  client stable on my
Vista machine although the single core runs fine.
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