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I am a long time computer user / technology person. Have been in the computer industry now for over 25 years and still am not as rich as Bill Gates :)

At present I work for a great University in Northern British Columbia in Canada. We are expanding at a amazing rate and needless to say there are some growing pains but in return keeps the days interesting coming up with solutions to the various issues, desires and plans of the University.
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Well as I look around my office at all of the P4's and the amount of processing power just sitting here the majority of the time not doing anything it became apparent that joining up with some sort of distributed processing project would be a good thing to do. We have a MPI lab set up here but mainly used by the Computer Science classes to do their research / homework.

So I looked for something useful to do with the power and discovered BOINC and the climateprediction project. The nice thing about this project is that it has meaningful purpose for us humans. Being able to predict or at least model what our potential future climate will be has many great benefits to all of us. This information will hopefully allow us to plan future economic, social and life issues.

So the next project I would like to join is the Predictor project as again it seems to have a good real life connection for us humans. The SETI project I feel is flawed in how we are searching over such a narrow beam of the space and being able to detect anything. I look at all the work units completed for SETI and often wonder if it would have been put to a better usage. That being said I am running the CLI interface of the SETI project on 8 CPU's 7x24 cause maybe, just maybe ET has the solution to our climate problems :)

Check out my progress on the SETI project at

I am that Lunarcom person.
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