March 2, 2010 10:34 AM Subscribe
Distributed Computing... Shiny
distributed computing. Help me pick a project to contribute spare CPU/GPU cycles that has a beautiful visual element.
posted by terpia to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I have decent amount of computing power in my home, and I'd like to sign up for a distributed computing project and lend my spare cycles to the effort - but in return I want eye candy. Pretty visuals. I'm not really interested in SETI, but I'm open to pretty much any other project.
I've browsed lists and wiki pages, but it seems like the only way to get a true idea of what the visualizations for a certain program are like is to install it and have a go - and I'm not sure I want to install and uninstall that many clients.
Also, everything in the house can boot to Windows XP or 7, but may also be running Linux or OS X at any given moment. Some of the computers have some pretty beefy video cards as well, in case GPU support is available.
Help me find the prettiest!