[Fwd: Proposal: Fedora at Home Project]

Debarshi Ray debarshi.ray at gmail.com
Wed Mar 5 15:00:36 UTC 2008

>  This
>  scheduler includes the ability to harness idle CPU capacity from
>  desktops and also schedule to virtual machines.  I'd like to create a
>  Fedora at Home project where Fedora hosts a MRG grid scheduler, people can
>  donate CPU time on their computers for computations, and we schedule
>  meaningful or useful work to these people's computers.  This would be
>  like an open and general-purpose Folding at Home or SETI at Home project.
>  Ideally, we could include the client software for computation as part of
>  Fedora distributions and build out a large, million+ node open grid for
>  things like Fedora infrastructure tasks, scientific computing, or
>  socially-beneficial work.

This sounds very similar to what BOINC (http://boinc.berkeley.edu/)
does. BOINC was in the wish list for quite sometime and there is a
review request too.

"From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life."
    -- Arthur Ashe

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