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Title: New DC effort: Einstein@Home
Post by: Cymric on March 15, 2005, 09:34:53 AM
Heads up for those with plenty of spare computer cycles: the LIGO collaboration---that is, the scientific endeavour which is searching for gravitational waves---is offering a client for distributed computing to help in analysing parts of data of actual experiments. The client is called 'Einstein @ Home' and can be downloaded from this site (

(I am not affiliated with Einstein @ Home in any way: I just happen to think this is a particularly sensible way of spending CPU cycles (apart from the computation of protein folding)---all that SETI and RC5-72 stuff is a waste of electricity, in my very humble but very definite opinion.)