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Indian Summer

Cult Leader
Administrator
Welcome to VV land! (Well, I said that already in the private message, but that's an automated thing whereas this is me actually typing something in response to your post!)

The bit about natural refrigeration (cold weather?) and Australia (hot!) confuses me, but I'm sure it makes sense somehow ...!
 
"The bit about natural refrigeration (cold weather?) and Australia (hot!) confuses me"
If you look at Unleashed Forum you'll understand it :)

Distributed computing is a science which solves a large problem by giving small parts of the problem to many computers to solve and then combining the solutions for the parts into a solution for the problem. Recent distributed computing projects have been designed to use the computers of hundreds of thousands of volunteers all over the world, via the Internet, to look for extra-terrestrial radio signals, to look for prime numbers so large that they have more than ten million digits, and to find more effective drugs to fight cancer and the AIDS virus. You have better odds of hitting the jackpot at a casino slots machine. These projects are so large, and require so much computing power to solve, that they would be impossible for any one computer or person to solve in a reasonable amount of time.

Google "Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing" or SETI, Folding@home, World Community Grid etc.
 

Andy_T

Addicted Poster
Forum Moderator
Hi Robert,

welcome from my side as well.

So I looked at your profile and understand that you are from the land of groensaksbullar , Billy and Akrobat (to name a few of my favourite products from your country) ;-)

One question regarding Animals Australia ... first I heard about them, I was not too impressed.

As a vegan, do you not think it would be better if they were giving out a clear message of "go vegan" instead or advising where to best kill sheep and other animals? I find their "Ban live exports" campaign to be borderline anti-vegan, to be honest.

Best regards,
Andy
 

KLS52

“SnarkMaster”
Distributed computing is a science which solves a large problem by giving small parts of the problem to many computers to solve and then combining the solutions for the parts into a solution for the problem.
Hmmmm...sounds a bit like what we experienced this past weekend. Six different weather models. Put them all together and they still can't get the forecast right! [emoji4]

Don't mind me...it's just a joke. I wanted more snow. Welcome to VV!
 

Mr Crunchy

Veteran Member
Location
At the beach
Welcome Robert99!

An early distributed processing application by a company I used to work for. We harnessed all the employees' workstations to render frames at night and on the weekend:

 
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