Bernard Murray, PhD spam at
Sun Nov 21 03:43:25 EST 1999

In article <dalby-2011992102160001 at>, dalby at
(Paul Dalby) wrote:

> In article <80sqp9$pqd$1 at>, lhom at OCF.Berkeley.EDU (Louis
> Hom) wrote:
> > Does anyone know of any efforts to distribute folding calculations over
> > idle computers a la SETI at Home?
> No but several of us have been thinking about it.  Somehow I doubt it will
> catch the attention of millions of users though, unlike SETI or code
> cracking.
> The real question is how to segment the calculations to give out as packages.

Maybe not a direct answer to a folding question, but...
UIC's NAMD can spread calculations over several systems
(uses rsh to talk to each other).  You may also want to
keep an eye on NIH's site as they are currently bringing
up a Linux Beowulf system ("biowulf") but haven't publicised
it very much yet.


Bernard P. Murray, PhD
bpmurray at cgl . ucsf . edu
Department of Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology, UCSF

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