27 May 2013

Update #2 on Distributed Computing on Mobile Devices

Combing through my backlog of interesting articles that I've been meaning to read, I came across another article about utilizing mobile devices as computing nodes for a distributed computing project. According to this Wired article published back in March, David Anderson, one of the founders to the parent project to the SETI@home project, BOINC, has stated that he is now considering using mobile devices like tablets and smartphones in a fashion very similar to how I envisioned it back in 2011 - and for the same reasons! Currently they are targeting Android as it supports background tasks.
Perhaps I can get in contact with him and maybe help the project reclaim those wasted processor cycles for good!

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