Need to do something Useful
Pedro Díaz Jiménez
pdiaz88 at terra.es
Wed Aug 15 14:10:26 PDT 2001
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Interested in chess?
-> distributed chess engine
Interested in crypto?
-> Crack RSA keys.
-> Search collisions in MACs
-> Help distributed.net
-> Do your own effort to brute-force DES (If you have time :-)
-> Create your very own parallel version of GnuPG
-> Implement a parallel pseudorandom number generator
Interested in multimedia?
-> Distributed audio/video encoder
Interested in simulation?
-> Implement a parallel nbody simulator
-> Have a look at your physics books, sure you'll find something you would
want to do in parallel
-> Write a parallel implementation of Conway game of life
Interested in maths?
-> Write a parallel fractal renderer
-> Find primes
-> help GIMPS
-> Have a look at your math books, sure you'll find something you would want
to do in parallel
Are you at a university?. Take a look at what other departments are doing.
Get involved if possible. Be curious. Buy a good book and learn about
Just some thoughts
P.S.: I you achieve something interesting, drop me an email! :-)
On Wednesday 15 August 2001 17:13, Eric T. Miller wrote:
> >About 2 months ago, I setup a small cluster using Scyld. The
> >developers/programmers have been keyholed into another project for the
> > time being. I would like to do something with the cluster as it's just
> > using electricity & creating heat.
> >Is there a way to fire up dnetc (or similar) on all the nodes? I apologize
> >for my lack of *nix knowledge (I'm a hardware/setup guy). TIA
> Yes! I had a similar question about a week ago that didn't get much
> response. I too am new to clusters, and I just want to do something useful
> and interesting with my new creation. It is currently just a very
> intelligent space heater.
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