Supercomputing '@Home' Paying Off

by Rael Dornfest

Related link: http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/23/science/physical/23COMP.html



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.