Originally Posted by mmonnin
The best example FAH has is proteins related to Huntington, Alzheimer's, etc and supposedly being able to chose. I guess that could be the equivalent of different apps w/in a single BOINC project.
Well, it is just another indication of the direction DC is taking. one in which I'm not at all happy with.
Two things bother me...
The monetization of Boinc, (reference the gridcoin project)
The removal of choice, (reference the virtualization of boinc)
DC is a giant supercomputer, one that the sciences and industries have no control over, much like say the Aracaibo telescope not having a reservation system for it's time, just anyone can come up and point it at whatever you want. Doesn't work very well in real life for doing actual science.
Well DC right now is much the same way, people can run what they want when they want to, which is the way I like it. Take that away and you become just another cog in the machinery.......
And I do not envision myself as just another gear tooth.
Science is becoming altogether much too socialist for my tastes.... (and gridcoins bid to take over boinc with the acquiescence of Berkeley is a whole 'nother conversation)
No, I don't like the overall direction DC is taking.....