Distributed Computing [was: Repbin release v0.0.2]

grarpamp grarpamp at gmail.com
Wed Sep 9 22:43:58 PDT 2015

On Wed, Sep 9, 2015 at 5:48 PM, jim bell <jdb10987 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Has anybody ever considered the idea of doing otherwise-useful CPU work with

Plenty of distributed computing efforts out there... BOINC, SetiAtHome, etc.

> the power currently expended  by computing hashes in Bitcoin mining?  The
> most obvious application would be weather forecasting:  It could use a huge
> amount of computation, on a continuously ongoing basis, and is valuable to
> every nation on earth.  Whether it can be lasso'ed into a bitcoin-mining
> engine, I don't know.

Back when mining was done with GPU's, maybe, utilizing the newly
installed base of GPGPU computing therein.

Today all relavant mining is done with ASIC's, and all the installed
base of them
can do is SHA-256, so no.

rysiek wrote:
> My dream would be a distributed github replacement (a'la gitchain) where
> proof-of-work is somehow related to compilation, running tests, or somesuch.

Maybe I just saw some news about a distributed repo.
Too much distributed noise lately, so maybe not.
Central here, signing off...

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