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Help - Climate Pred / BOINC

Discussion in 'Team OcUK Distributed Computing Projects' started by Biohazard, 24 Mar 2006.

  1. Biohazard


    Joined: 29 Aug 2003

    Posts: 31,334


    I'm not new to this, done seti for years did play with boinc when it first came out but drifted away from the scene - I have been reading about the climate prediction and this has got me very interested again - rather waste energy trying to fix our problems than wasting it looking 'out there'

    I don't have broadband due to the location of my residence, home net access is solely through mobile phone - can anyone tell me if this is a register once or is it work unit based like seti?

    Obviously if there are a lot of packets needing to fly about it would not be feasible.

    Cheers for any answers
  2. oceaness

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Dec 2005

    Posts: 1,667

    Location: Hartley

    The BBC CPDN work unit I have is estimated to take 78 days on a AMD Athlon 64 3000+

    The work unit will trickle data back after a certain number of calculations but it's not nescasary, it will quite happily wait till it's finished upload in one go and get another WU theres a deadline of 1 year to complete my work unit as well.

    The download is reasonably small and the upload at the end is 10MB I think, but you will need perhaps a 1GB or more of Hard disk space (don't quote me on that) as the work unit slowly completes, I've done 0.86% and it's used 463.5 MB already
  3. Biohazard


    Joined: 29 Aug 2003

    Posts: 31,334

    cheers for the info I will get downloading then!

    That does sound a lot of drive space for it (not that I am short but still)

    Be nice to get the computer doing something constructive again!

    Can anyone tell me how large the complete download for this and or boinc? I basically want to know if I could download it or home or do it at work and burn it

  4. Amp34


    Joined: 25 Jul 2005

    Posts: 28,867

    Location: Canada

    It wont be much more than 15 to 20 mb, the boinc client is 10 mb and the download for the climate experiment is only small. :)
  5. Biohazard


    Joined: 29 Aug 2003

    Posts: 31,334

    Work it is then lol gawd really need to get this net situation sorted!

    Thanks for the words guys