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Subject: folding at home is so passe...it's all about BOINC now!
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Mr. Friendly™ [CGN] Jul 23, 2013 06:47 AM Reply | Bookmark
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http://www.engadget.com/2013/07/23/dnp-use-your-android-devices-processing-power-to-discover-stars/
harnesses the power of your Android device for scientific research. works over wifi only, so doesn't mess up your data plans. makes me wonder just how 'hot' your phone or tablet can really get now!

Topic URL: http://forums.ncix.com/forums/topic.php?id=2619006

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Raftus Jul 23, 2013 11:57 AM Reply | Bookmark
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Is boinc not just renamed setibhome?

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Raftus Jul 23, 2013 12:03 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Oh I see. Seti at home moved to boinc years ago. That is when I switch to folding. Boinc is just a program used by many projects. Not just seti. Thats kind of neat.

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DJZ Jul 23, 2013 01:09 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Who cares about battery life when you can cure diseases with a very slow processor singlehanded!

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Doug_the_Slug Jul 23, 2013 01:20 PM Reply | Bookmark
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It almost makes sense. There's a ton of devices out there... tapping into that sorta makes sense...

but heat output on a mobile device and battery life are rather big issues.

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The Digital Doctor Jul 23, 2013 02:11 PM Reply | Bookmark
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I could see running this at night when my phone's on WIFI and plugged in. I'm not using it and it's not on battery, so heat and power usage shouldn't be issues.

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Somebody69 Jul 23, 2013 06:00 PM Reply | Bookmark
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at least fah has a commendable end result. seti at home, einstein at home, holy crap lol



cpu+gpu on modern android phones is comparable to gflops output of midrange PCs from 2007 or so. not bad at all. not sure if running a phone at 100% load for hours on end would be particularly good for it, though

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Terwax Jul 23, 2013 11:47 PM Reply | Bookmark
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This stuff is more useful for tablets etc. The heat will damage the battery and cell phones are too small. The tablet will have more space to accommodate the heat, for example the iPad.

The Arm 15 will be good for this stuff since it has tons of power but at the cost of battery.
Maybe in the future these things can come autoinstalled in certain phones or tablets and take a minimum of 10% of CPU performance, 30% when idle.

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