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Recent Distributed Computing News and Articles

Is Distributed Computing A Crime?: A computer network administrator faces multiple felony charges and years in a Georgia prison for allegedly installing clients without permission from his boss. Prosecutors say its justice, others aren't so sureSecurityFocusDecember 20, 2001
A Prime Discovery; 213,466,917 - 1 was discovered to be prime on November 14, 2001 (this news isn't on the GIMPS site yet, so I don't know if the discovery is verified -- Kirk)Grid Computing PlanetDecember 17, 2001
Sengent Teams With Sun Microsystems in Effort to Rapidly Accelerate Identification of Drugs Against Biological Weapons: Sengent's Launch Last Week of Its Drug Design and Optimization Lab Against Bioterrorism Has Drawn a Significant Positive Response From The Public and Corporate SectorsSun MicrosystemsDecember 17, 2001
Sun Opens New Processor Design Compute Ranch: New Facility Underscores Commitment to Keeping UltraSPARC(TM) Product Line At The Head of Its ClassYahoo! FinanceNovember 30, 2001
Virtul Astronomy: Now Anyone Can Make a DiscoverySPACE.comNovember 20, 2001
Famed Lab Seeks Big Grid; CERN is launching the European DataGRID project to process data from its new supercolliderWired NewsNovember 20, 2001
(Mostly) Confirmed: New Mersenne Prime Found; Mersenne prime number #39 (3.5 million digits long) has been found but not yet verifiedSlashdotNovember 14, 2001
Intel Backs Protein Project; Intel will support the Folding@Home projectWired NewsOctober 6, 2001
Seti@home Expands Its Back Yard: SETI@Home will increase the band of electromagnetic spectrum it analyzes and will look at 20 times more dataWired NewsOctober 6, 2001
Parabon Announces Strategic Agreement with Celera: Next Generation Distributed Computing Solutions To Accelerate Proteomics ResearchParabon ComputationOctober 23, 2001
The Little Screensaver That Could; a good overview of Folding@Home and its progress so farWired NewsSeptember 21, 2001
Devices Unite to Find Drugs; a good overview of United Devices and its progress so farWired NewsSeptember 21, 2001
Who's Been Using Your PC?; through "parasitic computing," someone could use your Internet-connected PC for distributed computing without your knowledgeNatureAugust 30, 2001
Beyond the Web: an interview with Wolfgang Gentzsch; the founder of Gridware talks about the current and future directions of grid computingSun Microsystems, Inc.August 17, 2001
Making P2P Interoperable: The Jxta storydeveloperWorksAugust 14, 2001
A Grid of Supercomputers; U.S. taxpayers get to spend US$53 million to do projects that we volunteers are already doing for freeWired NewsAugust 9, 2001
I.B.M. Making a Commitment to Next Phase of the Internet; IBM begins a grid computing initiativeNew York TimesAugust 2, 2001
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