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I'm talking things like encoding, frame rendering, etc. I want to get a little list going as a reference for myself.


1. Rendering (What types of rendering?)
2. Encoding
3. Protein Folding
What else?
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Number crunching. Time could be leased out to universities, companies or individuals.
    
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Rendering video, think avatar

Crunching such as figuring out what happens when 2 galaxy collide or processing the data coming from CERN to find certain particles and exclude data that is already known.

modeling - think planet formation models

the list goes on and on.
 
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I'm talking things like encoding, frame rendering, etc. I want to get a little list going as a reference for myself.


1. Rendering (What types of rendering?)
2. Encoding
3. Protein Folding
What else?
any big number crunching scientific use ... fluid dynamic simulations


mechanical stress analysis


anything that your mind can think of really
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- Oil and gas simulations
- Nuclear explosion simulations.
- Big software compiles - think of compiling, linking and packaging an entire Linux distribution.
- Image processing


Basically, any huge data set which can be chopped into pieces, or a batch of jobs with low interdependencies.
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