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Hey guys and welcome,

 

This new section has been put into place to host topics related to Distributed Computing that do not fit properly elsewhere. While we do have Distributed Computing related projects within our Overclockers Care section, we feel that not all Distributed Computing projects are related to Charity related events and as such it would be improper to host all Distributed Computing topics under that section.

 

We hope you all will make good use of this new section for all your Distributed Computing needs. We expect to see topics here related to Seti@Home, Bitcoin, Rosetta@Home and other types of projects that use Distributed Computing as a platform. 

 

We look forward to seeing you guys bounce ideas around smile.gif

 

 

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post #2 of 39
Thanks Enterprise, I saw this forum appear a while back and was wondering what it was going to be. It'll be interesting to see this section grow. Perhaps a link to the Folding and BOINC forums could be added somewhere here so new users aren't confused by the two locations?
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Quote:
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Thanks Enterprise, I saw this forum appear a while back and was wondering what it was going to be. It'll be interesting to see this section grow. Perhaps a link to the Folding and BOINC forums could be added somewhere here so new users aren't confused by the two locations?

 

Indeed we may do that if it proves that people are too confused :)

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Is there going to be a specific bitcoin subforum or something? I think that it could get a bit messy around here if everything distributed computing is just lumped together.
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Is there going to be a specific bitcoin subforum or something? I think that it could get a bit messy around here if everything distributed computing is just lumped together.

 

We will be waiting to assess the overall traffic before doing so :) We avoid making forums until it is proven we need one, it keeps the forums that little bit tidier :)

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This does make sense. I have a feeling there are quite a lot of miners that utilize this site though, and will want to get the opportunity to discuss the matter now that it's allowable.
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Nice thumb.gif
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Thank you for finally allowing Bitcoin discussion. thumb.gif
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post #9 of 39
Wow, I never thought I'd see the day that Bitcoin talk would be allowed, especially after how hard the mods went after people who did talk about it. It's good that there is now a Distributed Computing section and we can have talks about the different projects. Maybe this will get more people to try making their own clusters and personal projects with distributed computing biggrin.gif
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About time! You lost me from the forum when you deleted the thread that introduced me to Bitcoin. I was sorely disappointed.
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