BOINC on iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by guzhogi, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. guzhogi macrumors 68030

    guzhogi

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    One app I'd be interested in seeing on the iPad would be the BOINC manager (http://boinc.berkeley.edu). I wouldn't be surprised if it won't happen considering it might be considered interpreted code & it's best used as a background app which is a big no-no in the eyes of Apple. Plus, it'll drain battery life like no one's business.

    I'd just be interested in seeing how quickly an iPad would compute things. And considering how many iPads (and by extension iPhones & iPod Touches if they get this app) Apple thinks it'll ship, that should bring quite a bit of computing power.

    As I said, never gonna happen, but still an interesting concept.
     
  2. Capt T macrumors 6502a

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    It would be interesting if it were something you could do when charging the iPad.
     
  3. ericinboston macrumors 68000

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    Any word on this? The app could be designed so that it runs in the foreground just like the picture slideshow.

    I think it's a very worthy cause (if the CPU horsepower is at least as fast as a 5 year old Intel Core Duo chip)...there are tens of millions of iPad owners and surely more to grow...if we could tap just a few hundred thousand of those owners that would be great.
     

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