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Old 09-20-2011, 11:09 AM
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IIRC it started with Seti at Home, which I participated in, but that was in times when computer did not scale power consumption accoring to usage, so it reallz was a use of wasted cycles. These days, running this means to use more energy really. And if it comes to that I believe it is more energy efficient to let these things run on a specialized large computer than on many small systems. Besides, task management by priority does not always work best and there is also the issue of memory use and energy use. So for now I am not doing any of this. Maybe if they pay for the electricity they use, I will consider. Or if there are projects I relly like to support by a donation...
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