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SkyeFerret
October 4th, 2011, 09:28 PM
I like the idea of distributed computing and like offering my computer overnight for those programs, lately Folding@Home (and in the past, Seti@Home).

FIRST: Which F@H installer do I want for 32-bit Ubuntu? They're not very clear about that on the downloads page imho. [[ http://folding.stanford.edu/English/Download ]]

SECOND: Know of any other @Home / BOINC distributed computing programs that you take part in / used to take part in? Share please!

rewyllys
October 6th, 2011, 03:30 PM
I like the idea of distributed computing and like offering my computer overnight for those programs, lately Folding@Home (and in the past, Seti@Home).

FIRST: Which F@H installer do I want for 32-bit Ubuntu? They're not very clear about that on the downloads page imho. [[ http://folding.stanford.edu/English/Download ]]

SECOND: Know of any other @Home / BOINC distributed computing programs that you take part in / used to take part in? Share please!

RE: First. I agree that the Stanford Webpage you cite is not clear about the version to be used. I suggest that you download v. 6.02 and see if it works. If it doesn't, complain to Stanford about that!

RE: Second. I've participated in BOINC for at least 5 years and am proud of having contributed to the scientific community (at least, so I'm led to believe). I currently participate in ClimatePrediction, Einstein, Eon, LargeHadronCollider@home, and SETI@home.

ubupirate
October 6th, 2011, 03:39 PM
I like the idea of distributed computing and like offering my computer overnight for those programs, lately Folding@Home (and in the past, Seti@Home).

FIRST: Which F@H installer do I want for 32-bit Ubuntu? They're not very clear about that on the downloads page imho. [[ http://folding.stanford.edu/English/Download ]]

SECOND: Know of any other @Home / BOINC distributed computing programs that you take part in / used to take part in? Share please!

By the looks of the download page, both version 6.34 and 6.02 seem to be Linux x86 so I guess you could use either one I think? I'm not really sure what the difference is between them except for the version numbers and dates as the page seems confusing.

And for other BOINC related, I'm a volunteer for World Community Grid running 24/7.

If you are interested in more information:

http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/