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Archived Distributed Computing News and Articles

Click on a year to go to the articles for that year: 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000
What's Next After the CPU?; how distributed computing is changing the role of the Central Processing Unit (CPU) in computingElectronicNewsOctober 22, 2004
Getting A Grip On Grid Computing: More companies are farming out jobs to groups of networked computersBusinessWeekOctober 18, 2004
The goods for grid: Broad IT knowledge, experience and an open mind are the keys to harnessing grid computingTechworldOctober 18, 2004
State Employee Fired For Using State Property To Search For Aliens; an Ohio, U.S. state employee was fired for running SETI@home on a state-owned computer, even though the employee only ran it outside of business hours, when the computer was not being usedWCPO.com News (Cincinnati, Ohio)October 8, 2004
One grid to rule them all; an overview of the global computing grid being developed to process data from the Large Hadron Collider, starting in 2007Economist.comOctober 7, 2004
Building The Grid; an overview of current research in wireless/mobile computing gridsTheFeatureOctober 5, 2004
Your PC Can Contribute With Google ComputeWebProNewsSeptember 29, 2004
Wikipedia Hits Million-Entry MarkSlashdotSeptember 21, 2004
Sun begins pay-as-you-go supercomputing; Sun Microsystems, Inc. will rent customers supercomputing power for US$1 per CPU per hour in its Secure N1 Grid programTechRepublicSeptember 21, 2004
World's Largest Working Computing Grid: This week, UK particle physicists will demonstrate the world's largest, working computing GridPhysOrg.comSeptember 5, 2004
Reports of SETI@home Extraterrestrial Signal Highly Exaggerated; SETI@home team members say the over-hyped possible alien signal is not an alien signal and that they are not studying it furtherThe Planetary SocietySeptember 2, 2004
Astronomers deny ET signal reportBBC NewsSeptember 2, 2004
Mysterious signals from 1000 light years away; SETI@home may have discovered an interesting radio signalNewScientist.comSeptember 1, 2004
Is Encryption Doomed?: Our entire information society rests on a fragile foundation that mathematicians are racing to dismantle.Technology ReviewSeptember 1, 2004
Distributive computing spreads out: UC researchers tap idle PCs to tackle scientific mysteries; an overview of the BOINC platformThe Oakland TribuneAugust 30, 2004
Home Computers Aid Efforts To Develop New Medications, Stanford Researcher Reports; the Folding@home project is now producing results accurate enough to be useful to pharmaceutical companiesScience DailyAugust 26, 2004
Research reveals flaw in storage algorithm; an overview of the discovery of a flaw in the MD5 encryption algorithm, and its implicationsARNnetAugust 25, 2004
Scientists from Different Fields Line Up to Join the BOINC Family; a good overview of current and upcoming projects which (will) use the BOINC platformThe Planetary SocietyAugust 24, 2004
SHA-0 Broken, MD5 Rumored Broken; the MD5 encryption algorithm, for which the MD5CRK project was trying to find a collision, was broken by another group of researchersSlashdotAugust 16, 2004
Chances of aliens finding Earth disappearing; Earth's radio signals will disappear within 100 years: alien civilizations are more likely to use lasers or some other signal besides radioNewScientist.comAugust 9, 2004
Open Supercomputing Hits Big 1-0; the Beowulf Project is 10 years oldWired NewsAugust 6, 2004
Multi-Beam Receiver Promises New Vistas for SETI Research; a new receiver at the Arecibo radio telescope will allow the telescope to receive signals from 7 points in the sky simultaneously, which will allow SETI research to study more of the sky more quickly and in a wider frequency bandThe Planetary SocietyAugust 4, 2004
Do You See a Pattern Here?: An open letter to the wizards of Wall Street from Benoit Mandelbrot, father of the fractal; Mandelbrot suggests using distributed computing to search "for patterns in financial markets."Wired NewsAugust, 2004
Sheep in Shining Armor: Let your PC join an army of several million others and save the world--while you sleep; a current overview of distributed computing projects, and of grid.org and Electric Sheep in particularDiscover MagazineAugust, 2004
NIST Proposes Abandoning DESSlashdotJuly 29, 2004
Wikipedia Hits 300,000 ArticlesSlashdotJuly 7, 2004
Public to help scientists predict the real climate of The Day After Tomorrow; will study the climate science behind the movie The Day After Tomorrowclimateprediction.netJune 22, 2004
Mersenne.org Project Discovers New Largest Known Prime Number, 224,036,583 - 1: Project Leaders Believe $100,000 Award Within Reachmersenne.orgMay 28, 2004
Mass Grid Computing Around the Corner?; a discussion about what is needed to encourage mass adoption of grid and distributed computingSlashdotMay 18, 2004
Pulses, Triplets, and Gaussians: Rescoring the Reobservations; an update on SETI@home's analysis of its 2003 reobserved candidate signalsThe Planetary SocietyMay 17, 2004
Grid watch: GGF and grid security; an overview of the Global Grid Forum's work on grid securityIBMMay 13, 2004
Internet computing tackles Malaria; Find-a-Drug's new project to find an anti-Malaria drugFind-a-DrugMay 10, 2004
NETI to Examine Net's Strengths; an overview of the NETI@home projectWired NewsApril 27, 2004
Mathematicians From Around the World Collaborate to Solve Latest RSA Factoring ChallengeRSA SecurityApril 27, 2004
Scientists develop sophisticated new simulation method for protein folding; Folding@home has successfully modeled the role of water molecules in protein folding for the first timeStanford UniversityApril 23, 2004
Tapping the Matrix, Part 1; an excellent overview of distributed computing, and technical information about implementing itO'Reilly openp2p.comApril 16, 2004
Can You Spare A Few Trillion Cycles?; a short-term project is re-running a simulation of 29 billion photons in a room, which produced an image for SIGGRAPH 94; the new image should be cleaner and sharper because computers are 3,000 times more powerful than they were in 1994SlashdotApril 13, 2004
Computing Power to the People; in-depth coverage of the results of the Flashmob I projectWired NewsApril 5, 2004
The God Particle and the Grid; an overview of CERN's upcoming grid project to look for the Higgs boson particleWiredApril, 2004
California Techies Try to Make Supercomputer; the results of the Flashmob I projectWJLA - ABC 7 NewsApril 3, 2004
General Relativity @ Home!; news about the upcoming Einstein@Home projectSciScoopApril 1, 2004
In Search of Dyson Spheres; how SETI@home helped in the first search for Dyson SpheresThe Planetary SocietyMarch 23, 2004
In Search of Dyson Spheres; how SETI@home helped in the first search for Dyson SpheresThe Planetary SocietyMarch 23, 2004
Internet computing finds more cancer growth inhibitors: Find-a-Drug "has found more molecules which inhibit the growth of cancer cells"Find-a-DrugMarch 22, 2004
Paul G. Allen Charitable Foundation Funds Next Phase in Construction of the World's Newest Radio Telescope ArraySETI InstituteMarch 18, 2004
Hey, Gang, Let's Make Our Own Supercomputer; on April 3, 2004, students in Patrick Miller's do-it-yourself supercomputing graduate course will assemble the first "flash mob supercomputer" in the University of San Francisco gymNew York TimesFebruary 23, 2004
Michael Hart: changing the world through e-books; an overview of Michael Gutenberg and his project, Project GutenbergEdition ActuFebruary 15, 2004
Chess - 2070 CPUs vs 1 GM; the results of ChessBrain's world-record attemp gameSlashdotFebruary 3, 2004
Wikipedia Reaches 200,000 ArticlesSlashdotFebruary 2, 2004
Harnessing Distributed Computing Power using Open Source Tools; a white paper on using open-source tools to create distributed computing projectsChessBrain.NETFebruary 1, 2004
Do plants act like computers?; plants may regulate their "breathing" using a form of distributed computationNatureJanuary 21, 2004
The future of computing: The next big thing?; a comparison of utility and grid computingThe EconomistJanuary 15, 2004
Company gives equipment to SETI's grid computing project; Sun Microsystems donated hardware to the BOINC project to advance grid computingSilicon Valley Biz InkJanuary 2, 2004
The Interpretation of Dreams: An Explanation of the Electric Sheep Distributed Screen SaverO'Reilly openp2p.comDecember 22, 2003
Software shares out spare processing power; an overview of the BOINC project, which will go live in JanuaryNew ScientistDecember 21, 2003
Sun and UC Berkeley are about to BOINC; Sun Microsystems is donating computer servers to, and providing funding for, the BOINC project; also see Sun's press releaseThe RegisterDecember 17, 2003
RSA-576 Factored; this number was factored, but not by a public distributed computing projectMathWorld NewsDecember 5, 2003
Largest prime number ever is found; an overview of the GIMPS project's discovery of the 40th known Mersenne primeNew ScientistDecember 3, 2003
Project Gutenberg Publishes 10,000th Free eBookSlashdotOctober 16, 2003
The Cost of Distributed Client Computing?; a discussion of the costs (power consumption, hardware failure, etc.) of distributed computing for volunteersSlashdotOctober 15, 2003
Casting a wider, deeper Net; an overview of the PlanetLab grid computing projectEE TimesOctober 13, 2003
Huge computing power goes online; the private computing Grid which will process data from CERN's upcoming Large Hadron Collider (LHC) particle accelerator project was just turned onBBC NewsSeptember 30, 2003
New and Improved SETI@home will Form the Backbone of Distributed Computing NetworkThe Planetary SocietySeptember 25, 2003
Huge Climate Experiment Starts Friday - All Welcome; an announcement of the September 12, 2003, start of the climateprediction.net projectYahoo! NewsSeptember 11, 2003
Getting More From a PC's Spare Time; an overview of distributed computing and particularly the BOINC platformNew York TimesSeptember 11, 2003
Circuit design evolving in distributed digital world; an overview of the Distributed Hardware Evolution ProjectNew ScientistJuly 31, 2003
SETI@home Update, July 18, 2003: Analyzing the Reobservations; an update on the processing of the reobserved candidate signals from SETI@homeThe Planetary SocietyJuly 18, 2003
Grid Computing Coming Of Age: grid computing over the Internet is where the Internet was in 1994SlashdotJuly 15, 2003
Distributed Computing Economics; a study of the costs of grid and distributed computingIEEE Task Force on Cluster Computing NewsletterJuly 12, 2003
Project Gutenberg's 32nd BirthdaySlashdotJuly 4, 2003
How Practical Is Grid Computing?: Unless you are comfortable manipulating source code, not very.; grid computing from a CIO's perspectiveCIO MagazineJuly 1, 2003
Find-A-Drug Attacks Aids With Grid TechnologyGRIDtodayJuly 1, 2003
Donating CPU cycles for the greater good; an overview of distributed and grid computing (this article was one of a series on the top 20 trends in technology)PC MagazineJuly 1, 2003
Internet computing finds cancer growth inhibitors; Find-a-Drug has found some potential cancer drugsFind-a-DrugJune 30, 2003
Japanese Test Grid Computing; a review of the Cell Computing project resultsAustralian ITJune 27, 2003
PlanetLab 'Slices' Into Alternate Internet Universe: A consortium of universities and high-tech companies Tuesday formally launched a joint Internet-based test-bed platform for developing massive online services using distributed computing and overlay networksinternetnews.comJune 24, 2003
Greetings from Tokyo: Notes from CCGrid 2003IEEE Task Force on Cluster Computing NewsletterJune 1, 2003
Supercomputing Made Simple: This summer new software will help researchers tap the unlimited power of idle PCs; a short summary of current popular projects, and a hint about BOINCPopular ScienceJune, 2003
Distributed Computing: Distributed Communities; an examination of distributed computing social groups, written by Howard Feldman of the Distributed Folding projectO'Reilly ONLamp.comMay 22, 2003
Grid Computing Spreads to SARS; information about D2OL's SARS projectWired NewsApril 30, 2003
Launching Gutenberg Radio - Public Domain Audiobooks; a new project is converting Project Gutenberg e-texts to audio booksSlashdotApril 20, 2003
Security Flaw Spotted, Fixed In Seti@home Program; a security hole was found in the SETI@home client. A patch is available to fix the hole.InformationWeekApril 8, 2003
SETI-Sicherheitslucke: Bin da, wer noch?; a German-language article about a security hole found in the SETI@home client. See the Babelfish English translation of the article.Der SpiegelApril 7, 2003
SETI@home Completes Stellar Countdown, Observing Bonus Radio Sources; data were collected from 166 sources and will be analyzed by SETI@home's network of volunteersThe Planetary SocietyMarch 25, 2003
LookSmart bets on distributed computing; LookSmart bought Grub to improve its web search resultsCNET Tech NewsMarch 21, 2003
Group resumes Xbox cracking projectCNET Tech NewsMarch 12, 2003
Signals to be rechecked in alien hunt; on March 18, SETI@home will have dedicated time at the Arecibo radio telescope to recheck its most promising candidate signalsMSNBC NewsMarch 10, 2003
Global Grids Analyze on Demand Brain ActivityGRID TodayMarch 10, 2003
'Honest Thief' provides clever solution to music-swapping issue; 'Honest Thief' will lease the distributed computing power of its music file-swapping network to allow users to swap files legally and to compensate the musicians whose files are swappedUSA TodayMarch 7, 2003
Chinese start-up readies 64-bit processor; BLX IC Design Corp., Ltd. is designing the 500-MHz Godson-2 CPU, based on the MIPS instruction set, to be "the engine of a distributed grid computing network that will be used by public and private firms" in ChinaEE TimesMarch 5, 2003
Distributed Computing for Wireless Microphones; distributed computing was used to determine the optimal frequency allocation for wireless microphones. This URL is a babelfish translation of the original article written in GermanORF ON FuturezoneMarch 3, 2003
The ChessBrain Project Announces the Creation of the World's First Computational Grid Devoted to Computer ChessChessBrainMarch 1, 2003
Guided Google: A Search Engine Built From Grid LabsGRID TodayMarch, 2003
PlayStation 2 taps into grid computing; Butterfly.net will use IBM'supercomputing technology for a grid computing game network for the Sony Playstation 2CNet Tech NewsFebruary 26, 2003
Is There Demand for On-Demand Supercomputing?Yahoo! NewsFebruary 21, 2003
MusicBrainz Launches Open Source Music Recognition ServiceMusicBrainzFebruary 11, 2003
Donate the Power of Your PC to Fight Smallpox: The Department of Defense and IBM are using grid computing to search for a cure to the smallpox virus--and you can help.PC WorldFebruary 5, 2003
IBM, United Devices And Accelrys Aid U.S. Department of Defence in Search for Smallpox Cure: Smallpox Research Grid Project to link more than two million computersUnited DevicesFebruary 5, 2003
Any Text. Anytime. Anywhere. (Any Volunteers?): The mechanics of a universal library are simple. The tricky part: harnessing the free labor.WiredFebruary, 2003
Distributed Internet Backup System; distributed Internet-based peers can back up each others' dataSlashdotJanuary 31, 2003
Random chat solves distributed problem; each peer in a distributed computing network can check other, random peers to ensure that it is synchronizedNew ScientistJanuary 30, 2003
Not Your Father's Encyclopedia; an overview of Wikipedia and its recent 100,000 article milestoneWired NewsJanuary 28, 2003
Grid vendors target corporate applicationsNetworkWorldFusionJanuary 27, 2003
I.B.M. to Announce Push on Grid Computing; an overview of IBM's plans to provide grid computing to business (free registration required to view article)New York TimesJanuary 26, 2003
Mapping the Galaxy with SETI@home; while searching for alien radio signals, SETI@home is also creating the most detailed map of the distribution of hydrogen in our galaxyThe Planetary SocietyJanuary 24, 2003
Scientists Giddy About the Grid; scientists are excited about the possibilities that grid computing will provideWired NewsJanuary 20, 2003
Grid Computing Good for Business; companies are taking a bigger interest in grid computingWired NewsJanuary 16, 2003
Group cracking Xbox 'for the public good'; another update on the NEO Project's Xbox challengeZDNet UK NewsJanuary 15, 2003
Techies challenge Microsoft: Canadians recruit world's computer users to crack secret code for Xbox game systemThe Globe and MailJanuary 13, 2003
HP To Demo Grid Computing: Exhibit will show how to manage programs written for Globus Toolkit using vendor's Utility Data Center SoftwareInformationWeekJanuary 13, 2003
Globus Toolkit 3.0 Delivers Grid Standards; this version of Globus implements the Open Grid Services Architecture (OGSA)the globus projectJanuary 13, 2003
A Remarkable Dearth of Primes; information about Sierpinski numbers and Seventeen Or BustScience News OnlineJanuary 11, 2003
IBM launches supercomputing on demandThe RegisterJanuary 9, 2003
IBM Offers Processing on Demand; Wired News' version of the IBM supercomputing storyWired NewsJanuary 9, 2003
X-Box Private Key Challenge Ended; The NEO Project stopped the challenge for legal reasonsSlashdotJanuary 7, 2003
PC army tackles Xbox security codeCNET Tech NewsJanuary 6, 2003
Xbox Private Key Distributed Computing Project; The NEO Project is attempting to break a 2048-bit private key that Microsoft uses to sign Xbox mediaSlashdotJanuary 5, 2003
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, reaches its 100,000th articleWikipediaJanuary, 2003
Grid computing from Sun; an update on the features and capabilities of Sun Grid EngineThe RegisterDecember 16, 2002
The race to computerise biology; an overview of bioinformatics and a mention of grid/distributed computing's role in itThe EconomistDecember 12, 2002
Computers' Shelf Life Gets Livelier: Gateway to Sell Harnessed Power of the PCs in Its StoresThe Washington PostDecember 10, 2002
SETI@home Prepares to Revisit its Best Signals; some time in 2003, SETI@Home will get exclusive use of the Arecibo radio telescope for one day to recheck its 100 most promising signalsThe Planetary SocietyDecember 4, 2002
Global computing for bioinformatics; an overview of distributed computing and its applications in bioinformatics, with a focus on the evolution@home projectBriefings in Bioinformatics, vol. 3, no. 4 (via ingenta)December, 2002
'Grid Computing' Is the Next Wave in High-Performance ComputingThe ChronicleNovember 27, 2002
gridMathematica announced; an overview and discussion about the grid-based version of the popular Mathematica software applicationSlashdotNovember 21, 2002
Measuring Folding@Home's performance impact: Can folding proteins slow you down?The Tech ReportNovember 11, 2002
Just One Page a Day; Distributed Proofreaders gets Slashdotted and survives (and gets 15,000 pages proofread in one day instead of the usual 1,000)SlashdotNovember 8, 2002
Math whiz cracks encryption code; results of the ECCp-109 projectMSNBC NewsNovember 6, 2002
Most Powerful Computer in Canada - for a Day; Canadian universities linked their computers for one day to solve a computation chemistry problem which would normally take six years to completeSlashdotNovember 3, 2002
SETI@home: An Experiment in Public-Resource Computing; a detailed technical overview of the SETI@home project from a distributed computing perspectiveCommunications of the ACMNovember, 2002
Cheats wreak havoc on SETI@home; some SETI@Home participants may be cheating, and damaging the project's reputationZDNet AustraliaOctober 30, 2002
SETI@home-Inspired Biology Project Publishes First Scientific Results; Folding@Home's recent success from a SETI@home perspectiveThe Planetary SocietyOctober 28, 2002
Malicious Distributed Computing; a "superworm,: a coordinated network of worm nodes could communicate with each other to "ensure optimal infection rates"SlashdotOctober 25, 2002
University of Alberta builds supercomputer in a day: National hook-up to solve molecular chemistry questionEdmonton JournalOctober 22, 2002
Screensavers crack medical puzzle; another view of Folding@Home's recent successBBC NewsOctober 22, 2002
World's fastest data network approved: an overview of the TeraGrid projectthe inquirerOctober 21, 2002
PC Network Deciphers How Proteins Fold: Folding@Home has successfully simulated the folding of a small proteinSan Francisco ChronicleOctober 21, 2002
Donated computer power unfolds complex shape of proteinsCBC NewsOctober 21, 2002
Together PCs forecast foldNatureOctober 21, 2002
Computer simulation yields disease insightUnited Press InternationalOctober 20, 2002
Virtual proteins unravel real puzzles; interesting side-note: future versions of Folding@Home and climateprediction.net may share the BOINC platform with SETI@HomeMSNBC NewsOctober 20, 2002
Internet PCs to Counter Bioterrorism: Find-a-Drug has started a project to find bioterrorism antidotesFind-a-DrugOctober 15, 2002
Tech-crash threatens to take down SETI@home: a funding crisis could shut down SETI@Home; (sources at SETI@Home say there is no funding crisis and that it's always difficult to get funding)ZDNet AustraliaOctober 15, 2002
Grid Iron: New grid networks put idle computing power to work; an overview of grid computingRed HerringOctober 11, 2002
Codebusters Crack Encryption Key; more news about the RC5-64 contestWired NewsOctober 7, 2002
Gridbus Project Releases Grid Accounting Services Architecture; information about the new GridBank accounting infrastructureGrid Computing PlanetOctober 3, 2002
Library of Congress Taps the Grid; it's looking at using grid technology to manage its American Memory project containing 7.5 million digital recordsWired NewsOctober 2, 2002
Upgrades to Boost SETI@home Alien Search; an overview of the new software and of the "new" telescope the next phase of SETI@Home will useSpace.comOctober 1, 2002
Gómez Acquisition Of Porivo Technologies Creates World's Largest Internet Performance Monitoring InfrastructureGómezSeptember 30, 2002
distributed.net Completes RC5-64 Project; the winning key was found July 14, 2002 and the message was "The unknown message is: some things are better left unread"distributed.netSeptember 25, 2002
JXTA-based P2P Toolkit Enables Utility ComputingGrid Computing PlanetSeptember 17, 2002
Grid Computing: Electrifying Web Services; an overview of the Open Grid Service Architecture (OSGA)Web Services JournalSeptember 10, 2002
Computer Grids Promise Leap in Computing PowerYahoo! FinanceSeptember 1, 2002
University of Melbourne Expands Grid Work; more information about the Gridbus projectGrid Computing PlanetAugust 20, 2002
The Gridbus Project: Enabling Service-Oriented Grid Computing and Business; information about the Gridbus projectGRIDtodayAugust 19, 2002
Amateur Quest For Lychrel Numbers; information about an upcoming mathematics distributed computing projectSlashdotAugust 18, 2002
Open Sourcers Say Grid is Good; news about corporate efforts in grid computing software developmentWired NewsAugust 15, 2002
Australian grid computing: Creating science factZDNet AustraliaAugust 9, 2002
A primer on distributed computingKuro5hinAugust 2, 2002
Solving Problems at Arecibo; the new SETI@Home radio receiver was installed on July 24, 2002, and is collecting new dataThe Planetary SocietyAugust 1, 2002
The Cell - Power for Playstation 3 and ...More; more information about the use of grid computing to make the PlayStation 3 up to 1000 times more powerful than the PlayStation 2PlaySation ReporterJuly 22, 2002
Distributed Chess Computing Project; a note about the new ChessBrain projectSlashdotJune 9, 2002
Bootcamp 225: screensavers; a short history of screensavers, and a short paragraph on how they are used for distributed computingtelegraph.co.ukMay 13, 2002
Building a Worldwide LexiconO'Reilly NetworksMay 10, 2002
IBM brings grid computing to gamesYahoo! NewsMay 9, 2002
Worldwide weather watchers wanted; an overview and updated of the climateprediction.com weather simulation projectBBC NewsMay 7, 2002
KaZaA Sneakware Stirs Inside PCs; another article about the Altnet trojan distributed computing software hidden in KaZaACNN.comMay 7, 2002
Now Anyone Can Discover a Comet; you can find undiscovered comets by looking at images from SOHOWired NewsMay 6, 2002
KaZaA Users Brace for Hijack; the Altnet trojan distributed computing software hidden in KaZaA will be activated in about a monthThe AgeMay 3, 2002
SETI@Home Project Nears Milestonewashingtonpost.comApril 29, 2002
SETI@Home Close to Half-Billionth Result (the user who returns that result will get US$500)SlashdotApril 28, 2002
Supercomputing '@Home' Paying Off for Other Research (a free subscription is required to view this article)The New York TimesApril 23, 2002
How Do You Spell E.T. in Swahili?; another article about the World Wide Lexicon distributed human projectWired NewsApril 10, 2002
Distributed Program to Translate Many Languages: the World Wide Lexicon distributed human project will use human volunteers to translate textNew ScientistApril 2, 2002
Stealth P2P Network Hides Inside Kazaa: hidden software could be used for distributed computingCNET NewsApril 1, 2002
Hosting Problems for distributed.netSlashdotMarch 26, 2002
IBM to Link Government Computers in Powerful GridYahoo! NewsMarch 22, 2002
Energy Dept., IBM to unveil Science GridCNET NewsMarch 21, 2002
PlayStation 3: The next generation; distributed computing could be used in the next PlayStationCNET NewsMarch 21, 2002
Home PCs join together as virtual supercomputerUSA TodayMarch 19, 2002
Sanger Institute Cracks Chromosome 20 With Grid PowerGrid Computing PlanetMarch 12, 2002
Home PCs speed anthrax cure projectCNET NewsMarch 8, 2002
Software finds possible anthrax cures: data on 300,000 potential drugs handed over to officialsMSNBCMarch 8, 2002
Working the web: P2P technology: peer to peer technology is far more useful than just swapping music filesGuardian UnlimitedMarch 7, 2002
India Joins Super (Grid) PowersWired NewsMarch 5, 2002
The Worldwide Computer: An operating system spanning the Internet would bring the power of millions of the world's Internet-connected PCs to everyone's fingertips; a good overview of how an ISOS (Internet-Scale Operating System) would workScientfic AmericanMarch 2, 2002
Distributed Computing Newsgroup ApprovedEnterprise NewsMarch 1, 2002
Mac Cluster's Last Stand?; Apple's G4 PowerMacs are powerful, but the wrong shape for stacking into clustersWired NewsFebruary 22, 2002
'Distributed' Web Projects Raise Security IssuesNewsbytesFebruary 21, 2002
Grid computing luring mainstream backers; IBM, Microsoft, and Sun Microsystems are getting into the grid computing gameYahoo! NewsFebruary 21, 2002
The Grid Draws Its Battle Lines; an open-source project challenges Microsoft's .NetWired NewsFebruary 20, 2002
Seti@Home Bandwidth Problems; SETI@Home doesn't have enough bandwidth to handle its 3 million volunteersSlashdotFebruary 18, 2002
The Grid: A New Infrastructure for 21st Century SciencePhysics TodayFebruary, 2002
Distributed's New Word: Please; learn from McOwen's case: get permission before you run distributed software on someone else's computerWired NewsJanuary 24, 2002
PCs tapped to help fight anthrax: a coalition of scientists and technology companies is asking people around the world to use their computers' extra processing power to help search for a cure for anthraxCNN.comJanuary 22, 2002
State drops distributed-computing dispute; David McOwen will pay just $2,100 and serve 80 hours of community service rather than face 30 years in jailCNET NewsJanuary 17, 2002
Toolset teams computers to design drugsTechnology Research NewsJanuary 16, 2002
Investigating the "Fabric of the Universe"; SETI@Home data will be used to search for undiscovered pulsarsThe Planetary SocietyJanuary 9, 2002
GridSim Releases Java-based Grid Computing ToolkitGrid Computing PlanetJanuary 4, 2002
Distributing the Search for Cures; a good overview of Sengent and its D2OL projectWired NewsJanuary 3, 2002
Is Distributed Computing A Crime?: A computer network administrator faces multiple felony charges and years in a Georgia prison for allegedly installing Distributed.net 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, 2001Grid 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
Researchers Discover Largest Multi-Million-Digit Prime Using Entropia Distributed Computing Grid: 213,466,917-1 is now the Largest Known Primemersenne.orgDecember 6, 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
Beyond the Browser: Rediscovering the Role of the Desktop in a Net-centric WorldFourth WorldSeptember 26, 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
DALi Announces Availability of Largest, Distributed Artificial-Life Platform; DALiWorld creates a virtual ocean on users' computers around the worldLos Angeles Technology NewsJuly 30, 2001
Colon Cancer Alliance Supporters Compute Against Cancer: Parabon's Fundraising Program Helps Bring the Voice of Survivors to Cancer ResearchParabon ComputationJuly 24, 2001
Sun Microsystems Makes Sun(TM) Grid Engine Software Available To Open Source Community: Sun Works With CollabNet to Continue Its Strong Support of Open Computing And Encourage Adoption of Powerful Grid Computing ModelYahoo! FinanceJuly 23, 2001
Tackling Puzzles PC by PC: Millions volunteer their home and office computers to crunch data over the Net to aid scientific and medical studies. For some, it's a heated competition.Los Angeles TimesJuly 12, 2001
Use P2P, Go to Jail. Any Questions?O'Reilly P2PJuly 10, 2001
Georgia Sues RC5 User For $415,000; the State of Georgia prosecutes a distributed.net user for running RC5 on the school computers he configured for them two years agoSlashdotJuly 8, 2001
Pin a Red Ribbon on Your Computer; a short overview of some of the medical distributed computing projectsKiplinger's Personal FinanceJuly, 2001
Putting the Profit in Internet-based DS (I am quoted in this article)IEEE Distributed Systems OnlineJuly, 2001
Workers' search for aliens irks TVA Warning issued on use of computersThe Knoxville News-SentinelJune 16, 2001
Letting the World Plug Into Your PC, for a ProfitThe New York TimesJune 3, 2001
SETI PROJECT TURNS DOWN ALIEN HELP: Extraterrestrial Search "Going Just Fine" Without Extraterrestrial Interference (satire)SatireWireJune, 2001
Invaders exploit SETI@home: Mischief-makers harvest e-mail addresses for mass mailingMSNBCMay 30, 2001
The Search for E.T. Yields Earthly CheatsThe New York TimesMay 24, 2001
Use your PC to fight cancer, hunt aliens and more; a good overview of the current popular projectsCNN EuropeMay 21, 2001
Computing for Cancer Research: Screensaver program allows for computational chemistry research on "virtual supercomputer"The ScientistMay 14, 2001
Calling All PCs: Biotech: Home computers help to find a cure for diseaseTechnology ReviewMay, 2001
Distributed Computing Software Now Available for Linux: Linux Users Help Build the Most Powerful, On-Demand Computing Platform; information about Parabon's new Linux clientParabon ComputationApril 24, 2001
Entropia Powers Financial Experts' Critical Research into Stock Market Volatility: Computationally intense research made possible by Entropia's global grid of PCsEntropiaApril 5, 2001
SETI founder speaks about Intel P2P cancer projectThe RegisterApril 5, 2001
Philanthropy Redefined; a negative, badly-researched opinion piece about United Devices' new cancer research projectSlashdotApril 3, 2001
Screensaver helps fight against cancer: a good overview of the official release of United Devices' cancer fighting projectYahoo! FinanceApril 3, 2001
Mr. P. and the Crunchy Desktop: Mr. P. explores the notion of leaving on your computer 24x7 so outsiders can borrow your spare cycles. It's nice to share--but not always (downloadable PDF file)Server/Workstation ExpertApril, 2001
Business Computing Isn't Where The Action Is Going to Be: "Scientific computing is going to be where the action is"O'Reilly NetworkMarch 25, 2001
It's lights out at Popular Power; selfish venture capitalists, not the distributed computing market, killed Popular PowerRed HerringMarch 22, 2001
Distributed computing loses luster; the demise of Popular Power (article no longer available)Yahoo! NewsMarch 19, 2001
Home computers help scientists; highlights Parabon Computation's cancer research project50Plus.comMarch 14, 2001
Virtual Supercomputers Sign Up for Business: Vendors orchestrate thousands of PCs to tackle truly tough problemsTechnology ReviewMarch 13, 2001
Sharing the power: Peer-to-peer technology draws supercomputing power from home PCsThe San Diego Union-TribuneMarch 13, 2001
The Grid: The Next-Gen Internet?: the Grid is the future of collaborative problem-solvingWired NewsMarch 12, 2001
PCs of the World, Unite!: Startup Entropia, and others, hope to solve vexing problems by pooling millions of underused computers into powerful networksBusiness Week Online Daily BriefingMarch 9, 2001
Researchers Muster Online Volunteers for Collective BrainpowerThe New York TimesMarch 8, 2001
Saving Lives with P2P: With distributed computing, scientists improve vaccines, research cancer, share medical records; good information on Popular Power's flu vaccine project and Parabon's cancer researchOpenP2P.comMarch 1, 2001
Distributed Computing - the SETI@home project: Eddie Young and Pete Cliff look at a particularly successful example of a distributed solution to a very large number crunching problemAriadneMarch, 2001
The search for E.T. has been put on hold, apparently by low-tech vandalsCNET.com Tech NewsFebruary 28, 2001
Distributed computing harnesses power of the WebCNN.comFebruary 26, 2001
Nearly 3 million volunteers join search for alien lifeSalon.comFebruary 25, 2001
Joy Poses JXTA Initiative: Pushing the Boundaries of Distributed Computing; Sun Microsystems' Bill Joy discusses his new JAVA- and JINI-based distributed computing platform at the O'Reilly P-2-P Conferencejava.sun.comFebruary 22, 2001
Parabon Computation's Compute Against CancerSM Program Speeds Analysis of Protein Folding: Parabon Provides Critical Resources to Renowned University of Maryland ResearchersParabon ComputationFebruary 20, 2001
Genome Effort Hits Home; a detailed article about the Genome@home project Wired NewsFebruary 17, 2001
Peer-to-Peer Show Begins Without Napster: Conference highlights larger potential of distributed-computing methodsWired NewsFebruary 16, 2001
Entropia Selected by SolidSpeed to Optimize Web Site Measurement Services, Announced at the O'Reilly Peer-To-Peer Conference: Entropia's distributed computing grid provides SolidSpeed's Probester customers with Web site 'proof of performance'EntropiaFebruary 15, 2001
Cheaters Bow to Peer PressureWired NewsFebruary 15, 2001
Porivo Technologies Launches First Web Performance Testing Application Powered by Peer-to-Peer Distributed Computing Technology: Porivo's real-world Web performance testing service utilizes spare computing capacity from a distributed network of PCsPorivo TechnologiesFebruary 14, 2001
Entropia Announces 3rd Generation Distributed Computing Platform at the O'Reilly Peer-to-Peer Conference: Entropia 3000 server and client software bring unprecedented security and benefitsEntropiaFebruary 13, 2001
Parabon and CCNetwork Inaugurate Partnership during National Colorectal Cancer Awareness MonthParabon ComputationFebruary 6, 2001
Projects with Power to Burn: California's power crisis is having little effect on distributed computing projectsWired NewsFebruary 6, 2001
Juno Pulls Out All the Starts; Juno Online will pay for its free ISP by requiring users to run distributed computing projects for itWired NewsFebruary 2, 2001
Sun Announces Sun Grid Engine 5.2 Software for the Linux PlatformYahoo! FinanceJanuary 31, 2001
Gnutella puts up fight for Web elite; Gnutella2 will not only have file sharing, it will have a plug-in for distributed computing applicationsCNET.com Tech NewsJanuary 29, 2001
CPUs For Rent: Broadband connection fires up distributed computing; highlights DataSynapseBroadband WeekJanuary 22, 2001
Porivo Technologies and The Daily Jolt Extend Peer-to-Peer, Distributed Computing Technology to Nationwide Campus NetworkPorivo TechnologiesJanuary 17, 2001
Parabon Sweepstakes A Win For Cancer Research: Sweepstakes Winner Donates Proceeds to Cancer Treatment Research FoundationParabon ComputationJanuary 9, 2001
The CPU Cure; a good overview of the FightAIDS@home projectWired MagazineJanuary, 2001
Popular Power Builds One of the World's Largest Distributed Computing Platforms on BEA WebLogic Server: New Distributed Platform to Be Used to Optimize Flu Vaccines and Perform Other Massively Computation-Intensive JobsPopular PowerJanuary, 2001
SETI@home: Massively Distributed Computing for SETI; in-depth information about the SETI@home project by members of the SETI@home development teamIEEE Computer SocietyJanuary, 2001
No Alien Idea: How Distributed Computing will Change the WebZDNetDecember 27, 2000
Zeroing In on Catalan's Conjecture: a new distributed computing project is working to solve this problemScience News OnlineDecember 23, 2000
Seti: Is Anybody Out There?: the current state of the project and some info about the back-end processing just beginningWired newsDecember 22, 2000
SETI@Home Breaks 500,000 yearsSlashdotDecember 20, 2000
Parabon Powers the Cancer Treatment Research Foundation: Compute Against CancerSM Program Accelerates Discovery and Funds ResearchParabon ComputationDecember 18, 2000
Come together, right now, over P2P: Popular Power will pay to borrow your computer and make the world a better placesalon.comDecember 14, 2000
Project Uses Simulations to Research Flu Vaccines; a short overview of Popular Power and its flu vaccine project/a>The New York TimesDecember 14, 2000
Computing co-ops: Will distributed computing increase network bottlenecks or help eliminate them?TelecomClickDecember 11, 2000
Net Monitoring Service Pays Users: information about Distributed Science's first for-profit project for EnviveWired NewsDecember 11, 2000
Home PCs teaming up to do research on proteins: good background info on Folding@homeMercury NewsDecember 7, 2000
Distributed computing latest venture capital darlingYahoo!December 6, 2000
Coming Soon: The Earth as Planetary ComputerSilicon ValleyDecember 5, 2000
OpenCOLA seeks a new world order, one with OpenCOLA at the centerRed Herring MagazineDecember 4, 2000
Top Ten Trends 2001: Trend Number One: Computing: Distributed computing redefines computer networks, underpinning innovation, company formation, and investments.Red Herring MagazineDecember 4, 2000
SETI@home has the Guinness world record for largest computation, set in July, 2000 with 300 billion billion floating point operationsGuinness Book of World RecordsDecember, 2000
Peer Review; a good review of the current state of peer-to-peer computingWEBtechniquesDecember, 2000
Envive Partners With Distributed Science, Inc. To Use Peer-To-Peer Technology For Web Performance Testing And MonitoringYahoo!November 30, 2000
Computer and Internet Pioneers Forest Baskett and Stephen Crocker Join Scientific Advisory Board of EntropiaentropiaNovember 30, 2000
distributed.net and United Devices Join Forces: New Strategic Alliance Set to Shake up the Industrydistributed.netNovember 27, 2000
United Devices and distributed.net Join Forces: United Devices to Endow distributed.net CharityUnited DevicesNovember 27, 2000
Sharing PowerForbesNovember 27, 2000
New Life for Peer-to-peer ComputingInformationWeekNovember 20, 2000
Companies create way to put idle PCs to work through NetUSA TodayNovember 17, 2000
Distributed Computing; argues for distributed computing as a great use for all the extra CPU cycles from your overclocked CPU (and just happens to mention this site. :-) Thanks for the recommendation Justin!)overclockers.comNovember 17, 2000
Envive Selects Entropia's Peer-to-Peer Technology to Enhance Web Performance Testing and MonitoringEntropiaNovember 16, 2000
For United Devices, Sharing is GoodLocalBusiness.comNovember 15, 2000
Into the Brave New World of Distributed Computing; an overview of DataSynapseSilicon Alley DailyNovember 14, 2000
Class Acts: Centrata: Centrata bets big on Web-based distributed servicesBusiness 2.0November 14, 2000
Start-up to launch distributed computing service; information about DataSynapse, a new distributed computing startupYahoo!November 13, 2000
Load Testing Uses Distributed PCs; Exodus Communications will use the United Devices platform to load-test websitesInternet WeekNovember 13, 2000
Peer-To-Peer Networks Take On A Testing Role: Exodus Communications to use the technology to stress-test customers' Web sitesInformation WeekNovember 13, 2000
Entropia Creates Largest Computing Resource Ever Available to Academic Scientists: Entropia to donate computing power to NSF NPACI and Alliance via SDSC and NCSA, comparable to 10x the aggregated annual capacity of the leading academic supercomputing sites in the nationEntropiaNovember 9, 2000
Exodus Announces Enhanced Web Site Testing Through United Devices: New Platform Allows Various Testing Methods of Web Interaction for Enhanced Customer ExperienceUnited DevicesNovember 6, 2000
Parabon Announces General Availability of First Commercial Internet Computing Platform at SC2000: Scalable Distributed Computing Platform Now Available to Any DesktopParabon ComputationNovember 6, 2000
Another piece of pi from B.C. math whizNational Post OnlineNovember 3, 2000
Distributed Computing, for Profit; talks about United Devices and Porivo, and the possibility of a commercial client from distributed.netInternet WorldNovember 3, 2000
Dawn of a New Species?; a good summary of the GOLEM@Home projectScientific AmericanNovember, 2000
First Macintosh Version of Commercial Distributed Computing Software Launches:Popular Power Lets Mac Users Donate or Sell Spare Computing CyclesPopular PowerOctober 27, 2000
Nouveau Niche: Meet Cory Doctorow: Disney freak, science-fiction novelist and self-described "happiest geek on Earth." His peer-to-peer dream is to help obscure artists find their audience; a good overview of the OpenCola projectThe Industry StandardOctober 23, 2000
Distributed Computing Pioneers Join Entropia's Scientific Advisory Board; good background on grid computing conceptsEntropiaOctober 16, 2000
SETI@home Releases its 3.0 ClientSETI@homeOctober 4, 2000
Big science gets a hand from home computersThe Boston Globe OnlineOctober 3, 2000
United Devices Releases Beta Software Agent: Individuals Can Now Help Power Scientific DiscoveryUnited DevicesOctober 2, 2000
Porivo Technologies Launches the Porivo PEER: Distributed Computing Technology Harnesses Spare Computing Capacity Across the InternetPorivo TechnologiesOctober 2, 2000
"Cycles for Cycles Sweepstakes" Offers Cool Prizes for Spare Computing CapacityPorivo TechnologiesOctober 2, 2000
Wholesale Computation: Companies want to sell your computer's spare processing time. Are there buyers?Scientific AmericanOctober, 2000
The Grid: A Computer Web for Astrophysics and MoreSpace.comSeptember 28, 2000
Entropia and The Scripps Research Institute Accelerate Pace of AIDS Drug Research Via Peer-to-Peer ComputingEntropiaSeptember 26, 2000
Protein Fiends Join the FoldWired NewsSeptember 26, 2000
Entropia Powers Peer-to-Peer Computing With Commercial Release of Entropia 2000EntropiaSeptember 12, 2000
The Quadrillionth Bit of Pi is '0'!PiHex - A distributed effort to calculate PiSeptember 11, 2000
Entropia's version 2.0 client is now available.entropia.comSeptember 7, 2000
Buddy, can you spare some processing time?Cnet.com newsSeptember 1, 2000
Supercomputers Track Human GenomeThe New York Times (free subscription required to access articles)August 28, 2000
Tim O'Reilly: The Web is a Giant SupercomputerZDNet Inter@ctive WeekAugust 28, 2000
Intel Says: Think Like Napster more detailed information about Intel's Peer-to-Peer visionWired NewsAugust 24, 2000
Intel Pushes For Peer-To-Peer Networking Standards Intel has formed a Peer-to-Peer Working Group to define standards for distributed computing: 18 companies have signed upNewsbytesAugust 24, 2000
Power in Numbers An overview article with interviews of some top people at EntropiaSignOn San DiegoAugust 15, 2000
Screensavers could save livesBBC NewsAugust 8, 2000
SETI@home finds funding out thereMercury CenterAugust 8, 2000
Waste Not, Want NotCIO MagazineAugust 1, 2000
You Got the Power Another good overview of the current players in the distributed computing projects market, with lots of interviewsWired MagazineAugust, 2000
Parabon Computation and National Cancer Institute to Collaboratively Test New Kind of Computing Power for Analyzing Some Types of Cancer DataParabon ComputationJuly 25, 2000
distributed.net has restarted its OGR-24 contest as of midnight (GMT), July 13, 2000. July 13, 2000
Popular Power has released version 0.2.0 of its distributed client. New features: a Linux version of the client; support for HTTP proxy servers. July 7, 2000
OK, What's NUG30 Times Pi? (a 32-year-old math problem was solved using the Condor system, a computational grid)Wired NewsJuly 6, 2000
IT on the 'Outer Limits'ComputerworldJuly 3, 2000
A New Income Source for GeeksWired NewsJune 29, 2000
United Devices Secures Seti@home FounderZDNet NewsJune 20, 2000
Turning Downtime into CashSan Francisco GateJune 19, 2000
The People's SupercomputerDiscovery.comMay 25, 2000
The latest GRISK project is complete! The project found new 5-dimensional lattice rules of degree 10 that are better than any previously known. May 18, 2000
Happy first birthday SETI@home! May 17, 2000
Casino-21 Project: Going for a Weather JackpotWashington PostApril 27, 2000
Power to the PC: Distributed computing over the Internet goes commercialScientific AmericanApril, 2000
Great Computations: Owners of home computers join researchers in cracking problems and crunching dataSciece News OnlineMarch 4, 2000