Supercomputing '@Home' Paying Off

by Rael Dornfest

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The New York Times takes a look at the state of *@home distributed computing -- Folding@home, Genome@home, Evolution@home, FightAIDS@home, and, of course, David Anderson's SETI@home: '"People have been locked into this supercomputing mentality," Dr. David P. Anderson, the SETI@home project director, said. "They want to have some gigantic thing in a box somewhere. I think that approach will ultimately go the way of the dinosaurs."'

Dr. Anderson will be presenting "The Software Infrastructure of SETI@home II" at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, May 13-16, 2002 in Santa Clara, CA.