Re: Got spare CPU cycles?
From: Jose Maria Lopez Hernandez (jkerouac_at_bgsec.com)
Date: Tue, 07 Sep 2004 04:16:12 +0200
Uncle Al wrote:
> Do you have a Linux box sitting idle? Your CPU cycles could help
> crunch a distributed problem.
> If you have a MHz+ Linux box sitting idle, we will custom-compile the
> program for your iron (OS version and CPU) or furnish the source code
> and you can compile and optimize it (No Microsoft! BillGates'
> compilers do not support 80-bit long_double_precision). Toss in a
> thousand points to help fill the gap and extend the red meteor.
> Wintel works 40% slower than Linux. Post here, or contact Uncle Al at
> Motivation: Einstein assumed everything falls identically in vacuum,
> hence metric gravitation (General Relativity). Weitzenboek made no
> such assumption, hence affine gravitation. While the maths are wildly
> different, the predictions are exactly identical... except either
> everything falls identically in vacuum or there is an exception.
> Folks look at this stuff big time,
> A possibly clever experiment in alpha-quartz
> Bull. Amer. Phys. Soc. 49(2) 54 (2004)
> is being fabricated in Wuhan, China as you read this. Full results
> are expected by summer 2005. The submitted graph
> has 711 points. Alas, the diddle has amazing small scale structure,
> so we are recrunching the analysis with a few more points,
> 17,200 points so far.
> I'd like to fill the gap and extend the red meteor. It's about 7
> minutes/point in fast iron. Runtime/point increases as the square of
> the radius. We can easily script 8-hour overnight runs. Another
> 10,000-50,000 points would help. The program eats 98+% of CPU cycles,
> but uses no other machine resources aside from the text output files.
> You can help crunch quartz, or we will shoot this System
> Administrator. No, wait... You can help crunch quartz, or we will NOT
> shoot this System Administrator. "8^>) If your iron is sitting there
> bored or unused, we can give its life meaning. Post here, or contact
> Uncle Al at organiker''lycos.com
> Thank you!
I'll better use my free CPU cycles so Zippy can Psychoanalyse himself
in Emacs. It's good for your computer mental health.
-- Jose Maria Lopez Hernandez Director Tecnico de bgSEC firstname.lastname@example.org bgSEC Seguridad y Consultoria de Sistemas Informaticos http://www.bgsec.com ESPAŅA The only people for me are the mad ones -- the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow Roman candles. -- Jack Kerouac, "On the Road"