Obyte + U.Cal Berkeley (BOINC) cluster computing project will pay you

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Obyte + U.Cal Berkeley (BOINC) cluster computing project will pay you

Hello Friends imagine your computer helping the world by crunching numbers for science i.e. mapping cancer markers, understanding the Zika virus, solving RNA folding sequences etc. That's what 2 of the computers in my home have done for several years.

It wasn't until recently, after a friend got me interested in the Obyte app (driven by the "gas" of Gbytes and Bytes,) that I realized my passion for cluster computing would literally pay off.



It doesn't pay a lot of money. I'm not here to hype this up as a job. However, since the scientific data is only being calculated when your screensaver is running, why not get paid for using your screensaver. Their slogan is "Let your computer daydream science".

I've only received about $1-2 over a few months for the science "screensaver" and it's better than nothing. The steps are easy:

(1) Download the Obyte app

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.byteball.wallet
Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/byteball/id1147137332?ls=1

Windows 64-bit: https://obyte.org/downloads/Obyte-win64.exe

Linux 64-bit: https://obyte.org/downloads/Obyte-linux64.zip

(2) Go to "CHAT" section of Obyte app

(3) Select "BOT STORE" tab

(4) Select "World Community Grid linking bot"

(5) They will give you a specific screenname to use when signing up at WORLDCOMMUNITYGRID.ORG mine is something like Obyte_b8a8

(6) Visit worldcommunitygrid.org and select "join" in the upper right corner:

(7) Download the client

The software is a clone of the original U. Cal Berkeley BOINC client but IBM dressed it up calling it World Community Grid. If your screensaver ever fails (Microsoft's fault) you can actually re-download the BOINC software instead of World Community grid and then just join the World Community Grid project with your same email. https://boinc.berkeley.edu/download_all.php I like the screensaver to stay on not just for helping to protect the screen but the project's screensaver looks really cool while it's calculating scientific data.

We're winning the Thor team challenge and CRUSHING numbers for science

Obyte cluster computing team info: https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/team/viewTeamInfo.do?teamId=R1RD1XTFK92

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I forgot to mention on mobile devices it won't drain battery and only calculates for science when plugged in and charging. It can always be tweaked and used with a battery though. Some people carry around multiple batteries and may want World Community Grid running while sitting at the coffee shop, enjoying social media, and posting about how they're helping to save the world's problems with science




You may also want to have a look at gridcoin ;)

Awesome I'll check it out

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What a great project with BOINC and now a cryptocurrency to drive the system and attract new users. In some ways cluster computing is still more powerful than quantum computers but not for long. Eventually we may be able to access quantum computers remotely.

The real trick is asking the right questions to utilize the qubits. It's a completely different OS than binary computers so a person, say, wanting to calculate CERN extra-dimensional gravitational (theorized) particles Gravitons or the Zika virus characteristics would need to invent a whole new programming language just to ask the questions for the quantum computer. There's still a long way to go before they're getting people's private keys of their crypto and factoring all the semi-prime numbers of Amazon's payment service

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