Tuesday, August 3, 2010

So I have been working on a little side project on and off for a year or two.  Basically I wanted to experiment with different BOINC User Interfaces.

Anyway to make a long story short the project name I started using awhile back is BOINC Monitor.  I didn’t announce it or advertise it.  I just wanted to sit on it and work on it until I had something to show for it.

At the time I started it the only project that was close was called boincmon on SourceForge, but it was more or less abandoned.  Since then Igor Bushin has release a few versions of an application he has named BOINC Monitor.  Congrats to Igor!

So now I need to come up with something different.

Anybody have any ideas?

----- Rom

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 8:21:37 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Hi Rom,

This might interest you?

In approximately six months from now, the world's most powerful - yet cheapest to hire - supercomputer will be open for business. It's called The Charity Engine and it's based right here in the UK.

The Charity Engine has the support of huge international charities and blue-chip tech companies. It is, of course, a volunteer computing network - but one which will dwarf all current examples thanks to a unique twist.

We believe that unifying the Internet is a marketing problem, not a technical one. The trick is creating a network that will appeal to everyone, from any country or background, so we've done just that. The result will be the most incredible research tool on the planet; the first worldwide computer.

The Charity Engine has already secured £105k start-up funding, the contracts and nearly 50,000 Facebook followers in 95 countries in the last two months - and it hasn't even launched yet. With the help of our charity partners, millions more volunteers are expected when it does (see http://tinyurl.com/CharityEngine).

The Charity Engine will be based on BOINC to begin with, and hosted on Amazon AWS. David Anderson is our tech consultant, but we still need someone to code and admin the (simplified) account manager website. If you would like to know more about how The Charity Engine, or would consider working for us, please do not hesitate to ask.

Best regards,

Mark McAndrew
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