Intel initiatives

Schilling, Richard RSchilling at affiliatedhealth.org
Wed Apr 18 14:30:03 PDT 2001


I haven't seen the program(s) that does the work, but my first reaction is
that it will have full access to memory, hard drive and operating system.
The blatant lack of security on the Windows platform does in fact let such
programs monitor your computer usage.  

I would only run this on a workstation that is not being actively used by
anyone, as a general rule.

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Franco A. Bignone [mailto:abignone at unige.it]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2001 11:31 PM
> To: beowulf at beowulf.org
> Subject: Re: Intel initiatives
> 
> 
> > Subject: Re: What do you guys thing about the P4
> 
> An aside question, surfaced earlier on this list, this time 
> about Intel ...
> 
> I got today this e-mail form another list:
> 
> ----
> 
>  ****************************************************
> 
>   Plug into 50 Teraflops of computing power to help find a cure
> 
>  ****************************************************
> 
>   Sign up today for the Intel® Philanthropic Peer-to-Peer Program
>   that harnesses the power of your PC to help scientific researchers
>   discover cures for major diseases. Using a peer-to-peer computing
>   model, the program utilizes the Internet to turn the unused
>   computing power of millions of individual PCs into one of 
> the largest
>   computing resources in history. With a goal of registering 6 million
>   people, the program would produce the equivalent of 50 Teraflops of
>   super computing power, with 1 Teraflop equating to 1 trillion
>   floating point operations per second.
> 
>   There's no cost, no catch, and no noticeable impact on your
>   computer's performance, because the program only takes advantage of
>   the processing power you're not using at the time. Make scientific
>   history by downloading the program at intel.com/cure. Or find out
>   more about the program now.
> 
> ----
> 
> Some colleagues told me that, aside form the issue of getting 
> calculations done
> using
> a sort of spread cluster technology,  there is a further 
> point about these
> initiatives.
> 
> The catch should be to collect information, on patterns of 
> computer usage by
> people
> participating in these programs.  This could benefit 
> industries proposing such
> ideas.
> 
> Any hint from you guys ?
> 
> FB
> 
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