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Well, we have our own power plant lol. I think an extra train car of coal can't cost too much can it?


Robble Robble Robble, I know. Coal sucks!
The new coal power plant design is actually quite efficent and huge advancement over the older designs.
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Currently my College (Vermont Technical College) runs BOINC on every single computer and workstation on campus (except student ones of course).

You will also have to take into consideration the bandwidth, as 150 computers have the ability to hog download ~10 gigs a day (around there).

This was possible because me and 4 other guys who started the BOINC on campus also happen to be fairly high up in the IT department (the student employed side).
    
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Well, we have our own power plant lol. I think an extra train car of coal can't cost too much can it?


Robble Robble Robble, I know. Coal sucks!
Here at UIowa, we burn Oat Hulls (the discarded part of oats) in our power plant. We get them all free from Quaker Oats in Cedar Rapids. It's pretty neat, just cost a nice chunk of change to refit the plant to do that. So we are not seeing the reduced tuition because of it....yet.
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I'm not sure how your state legislature operates in regards to state schools, but here in Indiana public college's and university's utilities are subsidized by the state. If Michigan has the same structure, perhaps that may be a leverage point in your proposal?
    
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Even if you want to go ahead and install it, I am sure the school has put account privileges so that you are unable to do certain tasks.
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Even if you want to go ahead and install it, I am sure the school has put account privileges so that you are unable to do certain tasks.
Hahaha now THAT's funny!
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Hahaha now THAT's funny!



I dont get it...
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I dont get it...
That stuff can't stop me!
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post #19 of 28
Here at my university (Point Loma Nazarene University) we pay a crapload in tuition and have way too many computers vs. number of enrolled students... something needs to be done. I am going to propose folding to my school as well.

Good luck to everyone!
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post #20 of 28
Yeah the annoying thing is my university (Univeristy of Melbourne) has E6550s in each of their 420 or so campus computers.

THEY ALL ALSO HAVE 22" WIDESCREENS.

Nice to know my fees are going to good use.
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