[RC5] abandoning dnet :(

chandler sobel-sörenson scar at fugazi.engr.arizona.edu
Sat Dec 20 01:36:06 EST 2003


They have referred me to
http://www.d2ol.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=11;t=000037 and
one the posts of the members says the number crunchers are actually C
programs.... ;)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: chandler sobel-sörenson [mailto:scar at fugazi.engr.arizona.edu]
> Sent: Friday, December 19, 2003 11:05 PM
> To: 'D.net Discussion'
> Subject: RE: [RC5] abandoning dnet :(
> 
> I think the press releases will be sufficient to tell you where the
> results go :)  and I, personally, feel that doing this is more important
> than a few buried files on my computer--even if that were the case, which
> it is not.  It's not difficult (in windows at least) to monitor newly
> created files, and this installer doesn't create any files outside of the
> install directory.  Based on this fact I would conclude that it does not
> do anything different on the other OSs.  I agree with you on writing it in
> C, however.  But I am ahead of you :) I already asked them why they used
> java.. still waiting to get a reply from them.
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: rc5-bounces at lists.distributed.net [mailto:rc5-
> > bounces at lists.distributed.net] On Behalf Of Elektron
> > Sent: Friday, December 19, 2003 10:01 PM
> > To: D.net Discussion
> > Subject: Re: [RC5] abandoning dnet :(
> >
> >
> > On Saturday, Dec 20, 2003, at 12:04 Asia/Hong_Kong, chandler
> > sobel-sörenson wrote:
> >
> > > Well after being an active member of dnet for nearly 5 years, I am
> > > sorry to
> > > say I will be moving my computing power over to the drug design
> > > optimization
> > > lab (d2ol.com).  fortunately they only have clients for
> > > win/mac/solaris/linux so I will still be doing some work for dnet :)
> > > however, I have decided this is a better cause for my idle cpu time,
> > > and
> > > just wanted to share it with the rest of you.
> >
> > Their client seems to be java, which means it should run on any
> > platform. It also means that it runs far slower than it would if it was
> > written in C, and C code is portable enough as it is, since it's only
> > numbercrunching anyway.
> >
> > I also have a policy to distrust anything which requires an installer
> > (not that you can't install things with a normal program anyway, but
> > having an installer implies that somebody wants to bury files in my
> > system, which is unnecessary).
> >
> > And then, it doesn't actually say where the results go. But I guess
> > that's just me being cynical.
> >
> > - Purr
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