[RC5] Cross post. Krystalia UD cancer team. - Comment on United Devicesclient
Enoch M Jones
enojon at ATTGLOBAL.NET
Sat Apr 20 16:21:12 EDT 2002
To address the comments on the d.net being only multiplatform
distributed computing project: SETI at Home ?
If I'm not mistaken mersenne.org is still around, too.
"Jim C. Nasby" wrote:
> Actually, the UD agent does do checkpointing, although it could be
> improved upon. The latest release of the THINK app greatly improved the
> checkpointing interval, and the next release will improve it some more.
> There's admittedly a lot of room for improvement in the current
> architecture. Unfortunately, there's a lot of other needs that need to
> be met as well. We're also still learning. UD's network is a lot more
> complex than d.net's, so it takes more time and effort to make changes
> and make sure we don't break the network.
> stvernaillen at ge.cokecce.com wrote:
> > >Entropia.com has also transformed itself into a distributed computing
> > network
> > >"for general use". The new project has a self-updating client which
> > updates as
> > >new projects are given priority. The current module is FightAIDS at Home.
> > Is it any good ?...
> > The reason I asked is I checked out the United Devices client ( Cancer
> > research)( where all those Dnet guys went to work)
> > and it basicly is bad...
> > - client functionality:
> > no save function, no bufferring, no checkpoint file,..
> > - client stability :
> > any glitch and the data allready done is lost , OS crashes, Network
> > hickups, ...( try it on a laptop with Win95)
> > and the client gets a new set of data or the entire program again..
> > ( official comment : manually backup the entire directory every X hours !!)
> > - Stats:
> > 2 times out of three you don't get credited for work done
> > - Only WINDOWS clients:
> > I guess other OS's aren't interesting commercially.
> > So Dnet it is for those AIX, Linux, etc boxes
> > and I could go on.
> > I think the Dnet client is very good, stable, does what it is supposed to
> > be doing( except for the little v466 thing), optimized, has all it needs to
> > have, etc
> > But you have to admit that finding an encryption key is a little bit lame
> > when there are things like Cancer research out there.
> > ( Ok , I admit. I also ran the Seti thing for a while, before it become
> > popular)
> > I suppose they( UD) are using this Popular "Cancer Research" theme as a
> > test for later commercial applications.
> > I hope for the (ex?)Dnet staff things improve soon or they might find
> > themselves looking again for those old boring day-jobs
> > And for Dnet.
> > I hope we find that RC5 thing fast so that there comes again some life in
> > this slowly dying fire ( in my opinion)
> > this thing has a too good base ( users, staff, client) to let go to waste.
> > Regards,
> > Stan
> > ( No, not the one from that annoying Eminem song ;) )
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