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April 5, 2003 12:24:46 AM

I'm not sure, but I believe UD will sell your volunteered CPU time to companies. Last time I looked, they even tell you that on their website.

There's other places that resources can go to. Folding@home and Genome@home, SETI@home, distributed.net (at least you can actually make money if you're lucky).

I've never posted in here, I'm just suprised that THG is supporting UD instead of something more resonable.

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April 5, 2003 11:03:30 AM

There is also a SETI@home THG team.

My dual-PSU PC is so powerfull that the neighbourhood dims when I turn it on :eek: 
April 5, 2003 1:35:46 PM

Are you referring to the commercial web testing? You can turn that other stuff off (which I did when I realized what it was) so now I believe all my crunching is on the Cancer or Small Pox research projects.

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April 5, 2003 3:47:02 PM

But those tests are run by a certain company who gets to do whatever they want with the results you find...

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April 5, 2003 8:27:14 PM

Yeah, I see THG has a few teams. I figure they're scared to go against HardOCP at Folding@home. lol, those guys are monsters.
April 6, 2003 12:57:12 AM

anandtech has a killer SETI team...

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April 24, 2003 7:53:23 PM

Team Anandtech partipates at a champion level team on the UD/Grid.org Cancer/Smallpox research too. They are close to the top 25 there.

They do not restrict participation to SETI.

Every working computer must be improved .... or replaced ...

<A HREF="http://www.grid.org/services/teams/team.htm?id=510E6639..." target="_new">Join the THG Team.</A>
April 24, 2003 8:07:16 PM

We are helping <A HREF="http://www.grid.org/projects/cancer/" target="_new">Cancer Research at the University of Oxford, England</A> and/or participating in <A HREF="http://www.grid.org/projects/smallpox" target="_new">Patriot Grid - Smallpox Reseach</A> too. You can specialize one or the other if you like or do both ... one Work Unit at a time.

Yes - United Devices is a "for profit" contractor service just like a web host or ISP. The cancer research results are handled by a non profit organization. <A HREF="http://www.grid.org/projects/cancer/" target="_new">The University of Oxford, England</A>

Every working computer must be improved .... or replaced ...

<A HREF="http://www.grid.org/services/teams/team.htm?id=510E6639..." target="_new">Join the THG Team.</A>
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