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|DataSynapse built a better P2P web searcher by joining with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and Lehigh University to develop an approach called Hierarchical Distributed Dynamic Indexing (HDDI TM). Participants were entered into prize sweepstakes drawings. The project was designed only for users with broadband Internet connections and was only available for the Windows platform.||December 17, 2001||less than 1 year||over 10,000/unknown|
XPulsar@Home was a Monte-Carlo Java
applet simulation run by the Astrophysics department at the
University of Tuebingen in Germany to model the spreading of X-ray
photons in X-ray pulsars.
The site is in German, but you can use a free machine translator to see reasonable translations of the site's pages.
|March 31, 2001||12 months||8432/? (1.2 million CPU hours)|
|The perceive.net cloudmakers project attempted to solve a puzzle called RUR-14 (the puzzle is described at the cloudmakers website: this puzzle is connected to the Kubrick/Spielberg movie A.I.) This project used Windows console application or Perl client to solve the puzzle using a brute-force technique, submitting each possible key to the puzzle website. It tested 0.81576% of the total number of keys before the puzzle was solved by a person independent of the project. More information about the project can be found in a Slashdot article.||May 30, 2001||8 days||321/?|
Popular Power searched for a more effective influenza vaccine. The company went out of
on March 17, 2001, but the founders continued the influenza vaccine project
until September, 2001. The client used Java for task implementation to
provide a secure "sandbox" area within which its customers could run their own
code without being able to acces the rest of your system (the way a browser
provides a secure area for a Java applet).
Background of the influenza vaccine modeling project.
The last unofficial Stats Page created by Mike Rosack.
|September, 2001||14 months||?/?|