RE: Big Science Needs Your Idle Cycles

Lindgren Fredrik (fli@solnet.sollentuna.se)
Mon, 23 Jun 1997 03:20:25 +0200


>This project is just getting started and already looks First Class!
>They are looking for volunteers and aliens. Check it out at:
>http://www.bigscience.com/
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Yes, this project looks very cool indeed.
However, it looks like the clients will be in Java?!
I'm more than a little skeptical about that.

If this is the case, then I'd rather be searching for Primes,
at least then I know that my computer really is performing
up to specs. Today, Java do not have a chance in hell of
achieving C/Asm speeds.

Java may very well have it's uses, but it's not in a project
which main goal is to garner as much computing power as
possible. As it stands today, Java and performance is
mutually exclusive.

Anyway, this is _my_ thoughts on the subject... :)

Regards,
Fredrik Lindgren
SolNET DES Team
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