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nodiaque
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2007-04-23 17:12:30

Hi, I'm new to grid computing and the functionality. I've been using it for 2 days but seeing that it can help computer operation to go faster for stuff like finding a cure.

I saw that we can earn points or credits for the work, but what does it give? Is it some sort of reward where we can say "hey, look at me, I'm a big parts of the study" or something like that?

I'm asking that because I want to put boinc in my school, that would make 1200 more computer on the grid, that should help. Thing is, they don't want to put something that doesn't give anything (I don't say money but if there's a pride to have, a place where it can promote or something like that, like a website saying "we have support from x, y and z&quot.

Thanks for the info!
Tank_Master
 
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2007-04-23 18:22:05

There are no physical rewards for crunching (monitary or otherwise); it is all "look at what I can do". However, there is the reward to the science being done that much quicker, and finding a cure for this or that. Would I be correct in assuming you are running World Community Grid?

Most schools do not allow students to install programs of any kind on the school computers. Make sure you go through appropriate channels first. If you are an admin, then still check with your superiors. I would suggest installing it in areas that won’t be impacted as much, such as computer labs that are not for classes (at least to start off with, until you can figure out the actual impact in operation for your environments).
nodiaque
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2007-04-23 18:58:01

Well, it wasn't for money.

As for checking before installing, sure it was a proposition I was going to do to my boss, since is a humanist kind of guy, he might say yes.

For the impact, if I put it on idle mode only, that won't impact at all (and since school is close between 11pm and 8 am, that's nearly 12 hours of consecutive works, computer are always open in here and 1200 computers, that's only for labs, I don't even count employees computers).

As for the program, at home I'm running world community grid, Boinc (which I've put world community grid in it with 8 other project) and folding@home. But for school, it's much more boinc with BAM that I would do so can administer all boinc from 1 website.
Tank_Master
 
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2007-04-24 02:15:05

wow, cool, if you can get the go-ahead, defently do it. I can see the need for "do work between hours of", or "dont do work while in use". Good luck!
Guest

2007-09-02 16:19:41

sounds great (getting the school computers to BOINC for us all)...does your school have a website? (if so, you could link your schools account to it - to have it display your credits etc for one of your schools involvments)...That seems like a nice thing to have (both the website for the school and the BOINC plug on it) for people who might be thinking of mooving to the area etc. (creating the website might be a fairly easy way for you and your boss to look good too...).
Guest

2007-09-03 20:14:59

nodiaque! Wow 1200+ computers crunching WU's for WCG, R@H, maybe a few for S@H too!!!! I could only dream of that.

If the computers are left on 24/7 365 your school would be the talk of the Boinc world town. Even crunching from "11pm and 8 am" you could get some serious science done.

Can I ask what age group your school covers. Might be a good opportunity to work what Boinc does into the school’s curriculum. Get the kids excited about science!
zombie67
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