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Sunworld: A busy computer is a happy computer

“Computers spend most of their time waiting for the next
keystroke. Here are some distributed processing projects that could
keep them usefully employed.”

“Although some computers (e.g., mainframes and supercomputers)
work continuously, most computers have a great deal of free time.
Desktop machines, in particular, spend most of their time waiting
for the next keystroke. For that matter, most servers have
significant periods of time each day when they aren’t running at
anything like full capacity.

“In short, most of our machines have processing time to burn.
Why not find some useful outlets for all of this excess energy?
Here are some interesting (and possibly useful) distributed
processing projects that you might wish to consider joining.”


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