[RC5] DNet questions (repost)

Jack Beglinger jackb at guppy.us
Sat Oct 5 10:38:59 EDT 2002


http://www.distributed.net/nextgen/057.txt.html

Was suggested in May 1999. (and mostly before then too)

> Not being a programmer myself, this might sound strange to you, but is 
> there any way a generic client can be done that would allow someone else to 
> insert their work payload?
> Then a medical experiment, a math experiment etc. could be inserted as the 
> task, (and be much easier to set up quickly), and the client would be 
> amicable to any task that used its hooks.
> 
> Of course, there always runs the risk someone would load something evil 
> like a DDos bot, but this seems (if it could be done) to allow new projects 
> to be added easier than a complete re-code every time the payload changes.
> 
> Just wishful thinking here...
> 
> 
> At 13:19 10/4/02 -0500, you wrote:
> >Well put.
> >
> >     I think it is important for evryone to remember that to develop a new
> >project for dnet requires not only an intimate knowledge of distributed
> >computing, but also an intimate knowledge of the application.  While it may
> >not be uncommon to find coders who understand the interworkings of
> >encryption and/or OGR's (being a mathematical concept), it is considerably
> >harder to find coders who understand biochemical applications.  Keep in mind
> >that most projects working on these type of biochemical applications are
> >performed by many different groups from different areas of study working
> >together.  Typically a medical research group designs an application for
> >analysis of biochemical data.  Then, if possible, the software may be
> >tailored (with the help of people knowledgeable in distributed computing) to
> >a distributed computing type of platform.  Then the project cunching begins.
> >
> >     In short, most people behind medical research forms of distributed are
> >from much larger and multi-specialized groups than dnet.  While it would be
> >possible for dnet to run such an application, I don't believe it currently
> >has anyone experienced in these types of medical software.  I also don't
> >believe that one person experienced in this area would be able to create the
> >software by themselves, given the complexity.  Dnet would have to work
> >closely with another company to accomplish this sort of goal.  Sound
> >familiar.  The relationship with United Devices is accompliahing just such a
> >goal.  But there are many differences between these two organizations
> >including their complexity and purpose.  For that reason I am glad that both
> >are here and I have given many cycles to both worthy causes.
> >
> >Timothy
> >
> >
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Bruce Wilson" <bwilson at distributed.net>
> >To: <rc5 at lists.distributed.net>
> >Sent: Friday, October 04, 2002 11:16 AM
> >Subject: RE: [RC5] DNet questions (repost)
> >
> >
> > > The first, best and sometimes only way to get a new project on
> > > distributed.net is for someone who understands the project to write a
> > > core for our network.  We are eagerly looking for other projects we can
> > > add to our network, but without coders who know how to distribute and
> > > solve the problem, we have nothing but a nice wish.
> > >
> > >
> > > __
> > > Bruce Wilson <bwilson at distributed.net>
> > > PGP KeyID: 5430B995, http://www.toomuchblue.com/
> > >
> > > Build a man a fire and he'll be warm for a day.
> > > Set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
> > >
> > >
> > > | -----Original Message-----
> > > | From: owner-rc5 at lists.distributed.net
> > > | [mailto:owner-rc5 at lists.distributed.net] On Behalf Of Earl
> > > | '<--Havoc--{{{' Stenlund
> > > | Sent: Friday, October 04, 2002 09:48
> > > | To: rc5 at lists.distributed.net
> > > | Subject: RE: [RC5] DNet questions (repost)
> > > |
> > > |
> > > | I too would like to see Dnet move in the direction of medical
> > > | and other
> > > | research besides encryption. Currently I'm looking for a
> > > | project of this
> > > | nature that I can setup the way I have dnet setup. Basically
> > > | I have the
> > > | client on the our servers here at work and when a user logs
> > > | in their log
> > > | in script runs the client from the server. Buffers and all are in that
> > > | folder, so if I need to update clients or any maintenance all
> > > | I have to
> > > | do is go into that one folder.
> > > |
> > > | Anyone know of any clients that can run like that besides dnet? I just
> > > | tried to get genome at home and folding at home to do it and they will not.
> > > |
> > > | <--Havoc--{{{
> > > |
> >
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