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  • ABC@home - Distributed computing project for finding abc-triples related to the mathematical A+B=C, or ABC conjecture.
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  • Boitho - Boitho distributed crawler (BETA). Goal is to make a general internet search engine with a thumbnail picture of all the pages.
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  • The ChessBrain Network - Distributed network chess experiment. Intends to create a single playing program using donated time.
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  • ClimatePrediction.Net - Large-scale simulation where each participant is given one slightly different scenario to run. Those that successfully model past weather patterns will be more likely to accurately predict the future.
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  • Computing Minimum Equal Sums of Like Power - Includes client software download, computation records, and project description on its research into mathematical problems.
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  • The DBGlobe Project - Aims at developing novel data management techniques to deal with the challenge of global computing.
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  • Distributed Computing Projects - infoAnarchy Wiki - Long annotated list.
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  • Distributed Proofreaders - Founded to support the digitization of public domain books. Originally conceived to assist Project Gutenberg, Distributed Proofreaders is now the main source of PG e-books.
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  • Distributed Proofreaders Europe - Modeled after the Digital Proofreaders project, this variation focuses on digitization of works considered to be in the public domain in Europe.
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  • Distributedcomputing.info - Kirk Pearson's directory of current distributed computing projects as well as news articles and related materials.
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  • Einstein@Home - Uses a computer's idle time to search for spinning neutron stars (also called pulsars) using data from the LIGO and GEO gravitational wave detectors.
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  • Evolution@Home - Distributed computing program for evolutionary biology.
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  • Globus Project - Research project developing a software infrastructure for distributed computing on a world-wide scale.
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  • GPU, a Global Processing Unit - GPU is an Open Source Gnutella/Pastella client that allows users to share CPU-resources on a truly P2P based cluster. Applications include a Landscape Generator able to generate movies and an experimental Distributed Search Engine. The client is under development.
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  • Grid.org - A distributed computing effort by the United Devices Global MetaProcessor with the participation of over 2 million PCs worldwide for cancer, anthrax, and smallpox research projects.
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  • G√≥mez PEER Community - Project pays select computer users to run a client that tests internet performance.
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  • How to Join Distributed Computing Projects That Benefit Humanity - An annotated directory of projects combined with commentary and illustrations or screenshots.
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  • The Hunting of the Snark Project - Explores distributed file sharing through BitTorrent and experiments with the GNU Compiler for Java. It also produces a regular BitTorrent client, torrent creator and tracker program.
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  • Legion: A Worldwide Virtual Computer - Research project homed at the University of Virginia. An open specification and prototype for a worldwide virtual computer.
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  • Leiden Classical - BOINC project, dedicated to general classical dynamics for any scientist or science student.
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  • Majestic 12 - Distributed Computing Project aimed towards building the largest search engine index on the Internet using Distributed Crawlers.
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  • Mobius - Research project developing tools and middleware components to coherently share and manage data and metadata in a Grid or distributed computing environment.
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  • Muon1 Optimisation Project - Uses PC idle time to simulate and design a particle accelerator.
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  • NGrid - NGrid is a .Net open source grid computing framework written in C#. NGrid provides a transparent multithread and garbage collected programming model for grid programming.
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  • The NorduGrid Project - Research and Development collaboration aiming at development, maintenance and support of the free Grid middleware known as the Advance Resource Connector (ARC). News, documentation, downloads, and background information.
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  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Distributed Computing Project - Project goal is a single run-time environment that ties together several networked supercomputers. Intended users are the community of scientists and engineers addressing "grand challenge" computations.
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  • Quite Advanced Distributed Parallel Zystem (QADPZ) - The system allows the management/use of the computational power of idle computers in a network. Based on a client-master-slave architecture, using message based communication.
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  • Repository of Grid Research Projects - News and resources on grid computing.
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  • Search for Fermat Number Dividers - Screensaver program tries to find divisors of Fermat numbers.
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  • Similarity Matrix of Proteins (SIMAP) - SIMAP is a public database of pre-calculated protein similarities that plays a key role in many bioinformatics methods. It contains about all currently published protein sequences and is continuously updated.
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  • SZTAKI Desktop Grid - Currently searches for generalized binary number systems.
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  • The Virtual Laboratory Project - Engaged in research, design, and development of Grid technologies that help in solving large-scale compute and data intensive science applications in the area of molecular biology.
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  • World Community Grid - Mission is to create the largest public computing grid benefiting humanity. Currently supporting the Human Proteome Folding project to provide scientists with data that predicts the shape of a very large number of human proteins.
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  • Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG) - Global computing infrastructure to provide the production and analysis environments for the LHC experiments.
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  • XGrid@Stanford - Project of a postdoctoral fellow in Brian Kobilka's lab, in the Molecular and Cellular Physiology department, Stanford University running large calculations, the purpose being to modelize the conformational changes of the beta 2 adrenergic receptor and have a better understanding of its pharmacology. Runs through Mac OSX-only software called XGrid. How to install and configure the software, news about the project, and a FAQ.
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  • American Scientist: Collective Wisdom - Article discusses the "early days" (pre-1998) of distributed computing projects, explains the basics of how they work and how to get them to work well, describes some early successes, and considers how CPU cycles may someday become a commodity to be bought, sold or traded. (March 01, 1998)
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