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 Sunday, 27-January-2002  23:55:42 (GMT +10) - by Agg

As you're hopefully aware, we have several distributed computing teams involved in various projects. These projects, via a client program you run on your PC, use your spare CPU cycles and those of thousands of other PC's to work collectively on tasks requiring massive amounts of CPU time. SETI@HOME was our first team and aims to find evidence of intelligent life outside our solar system. RC5 seeks to break an encryption scheme and win money prizes. Two newish teams are involved with ECCp-109 which is trying to solve a mathematical puzzle and United Devices which works on a few projects.

Our two most successful teams are involved in Genome@Home (ranked 20th in the world) and Folding@Home v2 (ranked number one in the world!). There's info on setting up G@H and F@H here and here respectively in our Team OCAU Forum.

Anyway, the main purpose of this message is to highlight a couple of new things on the distributed computing front - firstly, a Boxen Database where you can show off how many PC's you have working for the project of your choice. Also, our resident Master of Folding, Bollocks, has made an excellent site for our world-leading F@H team and I've hosted it on OCAU's server here:


Our team is in danger of being relegated back to the #2 position soon, so if you've got a PC not being used to its full potential, get folding! But of course, make sure you have permission to use that PC.

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