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Berkeley Open Infrastructure For Networked Computing

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#1 John Hunt

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 02:49 AM

Greetings People !

Let me briefly introduce myself.......
I am 50 years old and have recently undergone a complete career change.
(but that's another story!!!)
My first experience with PCs was back in the early 1980s when MS-DOS v2.02
and 128k of RAM were pretty cool, dude!
OK, I never actually DID much with PCs, it was just that I had to use them at work.
Then, almost 2 years ago now, I decided it was time for me to get into all this internet
stuff. So I went out and bought an old second hand PC (Windows 98 with very basic 256MB RAM)
and taught myself Windows. Access to the 'net by the way was by dial-up.

After a few weeks, I decided it was time to upgrade to a better PC so off I went and bought a new
machine with a better spec and Windows XP.

It was at this time that I discovered networked computing!!!!!!

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I came upon the SETI programme and through that I was introduced to a great bunch of guys who
have given me a fair bit of tech support along the way!
To cut a long story short - the BOINC system is very similar to the 'folding' system detailed elsewhere
on this forum. But it does support lots of different research projects.

If you are interested, pop over to BOINCUK & Team Lookers
where you will be able to get a better idea of what BOINCing is all about. The site also has an active forum
and the team is always looking for new recruits!!!

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The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.

If you would like to experience the wonderful world of distributed computing, go to
BOINCUK and Team Lookers

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