We should start some distributed computing teams

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you guys think we should? we could start a tiny key counter team, a f@h team, or maybe a seti@home team. :?:
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ive done over 2000 seti packets... :)
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wow :shock: i have 3,151,676 keys on tkc and 5000 points on f@h
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ill set up the SETI bit if BigWebMaster says its ok...
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I do f@h, but it's on a slower computer and I think I've only got about 14 units at the moment.

//Moving this to suggestions
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ok, i know someone is going to yell at me for this... but what is f@h?
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folding@home

http://www.stanford.edu/group/pandegroup/folding/
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oh... ok...
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And for those who have no clue what any of us are talking about, this is distributed computing.

You basically let your CPU do calculations during idle times. Many groups of people set up teams to compete with each other for points or number of completed work units, etc....

It's essentially a way to get thousands of computers to do research with more power and speed than just a few computers could do on their own.
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thanks for moving and renaming. one computer can't fold and run seti at the same time so we should decide to do either just seti or just folding.
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Makes no difference to me. Like I said I already do folding on one, but I could set up Seti on the other if people prefer that.
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Just my additional 2 cents on this suggestion. I like it. With the number of active members we have at OZZU we could establish a pretty competitive team.

More details on why I like this. Take folding@ home as an example. I chose that one because the research is "folding" proteins. This research can benefit people with Alzheimer's and Parkinsons disease just to name a couple. My father died from complications of Parkinson's desiease last year.

SETI is not quite as tangible, (Search for Extra Terestrial Intelligence), but important just the same.

If Bigwebmaster likes the idea, this could fit in the General or Extras category. I have three computers I could personally set up with whatever we'd choose.
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SETI!!!!!!!!! i already have 2000 workunits done!!!! lol
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I suggest we first see if the idea will fly, then have a vote to see which one to support
(I personally like the idea of folds the best)
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or we could have both...
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and we can all be on the tkc team
read here: http://keycount.piqsoftware.com/
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Personally I have no interest in tkc. I'd rather see OZZU support distributive processing that could benefit humanity, so tkc is out in my book.
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so r we going to make a team or what. im just wondering
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Be patient and wait until Bigwebmaster has an chance to see this and give his input.
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fold@home doesnt work on my comp, it gets to 1% and gets stuck their all day, so I got mad and trashed it, I personnaly like seti@home, its so cool 8)
and I use it..... so i would join a seti team if ya made one :roll:
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well with seti at home there is not time limit so i have like 10 p1 that could do it. f@h has a deadline.
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I think we should, instead, form a non-profit collecive that does pro-bono work for small non-religious (to be fair) charity organizations around the world. Maybe take on a single project a year even... rebuild a crappy website with all the latest gizmos... that sort of thing. Give small charities a web presence.

The important thing would be it's pro bono. that is. NO FEE. Of course... also, no on going support... one time deal. Unless they want to hire one of us (or one of our respective companies... or whatever) to to ongoing work. That would be between them and whoever wants to bid for the job, but the initial work would be collective and free for them.

That, in my opinion, would be a worthwile cause.

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hmmm good idea. but we could still have a distributed computing team :D
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yea, what you say can take a day, where talkign about everysecond of the day (were not using comp )
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Just an update on this....Bigwebmaster has read this thread and will reply when he has time. I've also presented it to the mods for discussion. On a personal level, I like this suggestion, and although I'd personally prefer f@h I'll go with whatever is decided even if it is not to go with the suggestion.
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I don;t mea to sound inconciderate...

but what is to stop one of us from just making an ozzu team right now?
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Ozzu is a trademaked name.

at least... theres a TM next to it... whether it's ACTUALLY been legally trademarked, I don't know (that is a rather lengthly processes), but nevertheless it wouldn't be very cool of you.

*EDIT: a search for Ozzu on the USPTO site didn't turn up any results...
Anyway, just come up with your own name.

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respect for Bigwebmaster, and the people who work so hard to maintain these forums is really the only thing preventing anyone from going and starting a team...
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You guys are welcome to organize an ozzu distributed computing team. I do not think this deserves its own forum on ozzu, but there can definetely be an official post on it somewhere on the board here (maybe hardware section) which is made a sticky.
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SETI@Home fans, join HERE and could someone please help me come up with a desciption of what exactly Ozzu.com is (something more then its a webmaster forum... descriptions really arent my thing...)
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