True. I am not sure about the wattage thing but . . SETI @ home, you know,
the thing that runs just on peoples screen savers and sends its calculations
back to base; this is now the most powerful computer in the world! Runs
about 3 times faster than any else in existance, so I read a while back.
From: Christopher Dawkins [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: 17 September 2002 22:26
To: Bruce Miller
Subject: Re: [suse-linux-uk-schools] Bit of a Slapper!
... harness all the idle cycles on the under-used
gigahertz, now entry level, machines that occupy corners in the school.
Anyone tried this yet? Does this idea make sense? It should be practical,
would have thought.
One problem is that most gigahertz machines should be fixed so as to slow
down when idle, and in doing so use much less power. Their spare cycles
are not spare - if you use them, they'll consume more watts and the Fens
will be flooded.
On second thoughts - go ahead ...
Christopher Dawkins, Felsted School, Dunmow, Essex CM6 3JG
01371-822698, mobile 07816 821659 cchd(a)felsted.essex.sch.uk
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