[REBOL] Re: REBster
From: schaeper:hyperverse at: 13-May-2001 19:24
An interesting use of this concept would be what SETI is doing on a lot of
desktops. SETI sends out data sets to my my desktop which crunches it when I
am not on the computer. They have amassed probably 40 million years of
computer time with this stragety.
Perhaps we could create a server that would download computational programs
to volunteers that would crunch numbers, while we are not using the system,
and send results back to the server. Use FTP or sockets for the
communication medium, but it doesnt really matter. Don't you know there
would be a lot of interest from the scientific community to have millions of
computer hours per day to crunch.
Maybe we could do something like calculate a new digit of pi or find the
next Mersenne prime.
Just a thought,