Milkyway@Home: Join the MacRumors team!

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by Angelo95210, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. Angelo95210, Sep 13, 2010
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    Angelo95210

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    Hello

    The Seti@Home project is very quiet at this time, so I decided to join a new project, the Milkyway@Home. The aim is to create a 3D model of the Milky Way galaxy.

    I have created a team for MacRumors members, please join me, as we all start at the same time it will be fun !

    Url of the project: http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu
    Name of the team: macrumors.com

    Note: when possible, try to subscribe to milkyway with the same login as macrumors, so it's easier to know who's who...
     
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    lordonuthin

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    Cool, Thanks.
     
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    Angelo95210

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    joined...yournot alone now:)
     
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    Angelo95210

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    Cool, thanks blacka4 !! :)
     
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    Meldar

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    I've joined as well. Now all I need is my i5 MBP in the mail and we'll be on our way ;)

    I love astronomy. So much.
     
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    Cool Meldar! Give us a shout when you get your powerful i5, we only have core 2 duos now in the macrumors team so you can catch the 1st rank very quickly ;)
     
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    milbournosphere

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    This project sounds cool, I'll throw my Pro at the project when I get home this evening.
     
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    Meldar

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    Heh, well it arrived in the mail today. At my house, that is, and I'm at college - I'm gonna head home for the weekend though, so yeah, I'll be folding away once it's up and running. ;)
     
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    Cool guys ! Our team is slowly taking shape !! :)
     
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    Meldar

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    Er, bit of a delay...

    In the meantime, I'm using a 3.0GHz, 4GB RAM multi-ventilated XP hack desktop from 2005. Slowly grinding along... :p

    I'm "NullCoding" by the way. Pretty much everywhere on the internet, actually!
     
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    costabunny

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    oooh something for Boinc to do while seti is boring..... - Joined (raquel) :) - only my main machine tho as the others are either seti, in bits or just too far gone...
     
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    Welcome on board ! :-D With your i5 I will not be the first very long :eek:

    Don't see you yet but welcome too :)

    Edit: blacka4 is now 1st! Congrats!
     
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    costabunny

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    cant see a join this group button on the page it is supposed to be on :S
     
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    update: there it is..... doh!

    the little i3 is chewing numbers for you. hope it helps (oh yeah the ATi is also helping out from time to time)
     
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    Cool I can see you now Costabunny ! A big welcome ! Wow your machine looks amazingly performant ! I think it's because of the ATI card...
     
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    that little 5850 is tearing through the work :)
     
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    I just joined but would like to know, as a huge FOSS advocate, what license will the model be released under if they ever complete it? I hope something like the creative commons.
     
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    That's a very good point. I don't have the exact answer but I remember when I picked up this project this was also because it looked pretty independent, I mean not aimed to bring money to a company...
     
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    Meldar

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    Hmm...I'd like to see the finished model too, when that happens! It would seem that it'll end up being something like the AMNH Digital Universe on a smaller scale, possibly available for public view given that its completion is dependent on volunteer resources.

    i5 MBP crunchin' away...not in first place, though. :p The person who is must have several machines going! Super cool. Again, astronomy + computers = I-could-spend-all-day-at-this.
     
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    sorry to dissapoint but just the one i3 running :) (and a 5850). (the GPU makes the difference).
     
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    Angelo95210

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    Yeah you can thanks this ******* GPU grrrr :)
     
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    Meldar

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    Hmm I cannot figure out how to get my GPU to do work...I sort of understand how it works, but can't seem to configure it to do so - unless it is, and I just don't see it listed somewhere.

    Intel HD Graphics won't do it, I don't think, but what about the GeForce GT 330M in my MBP...? if an i3 can do it, there's gotta be a way for an i5 to.
     
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    Just to clarify - my GPU is working through the Windows BOINC client and is a desktop board (don't know if there is a difference for mobile vrs desktop ATI chips).
     
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    Most likely...lots of people have told me that it's a bad idea to run BOINC on a laptop. I'm not sure why...no problems here...
     

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