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Invitation to contribute an article

Michael HW Weber

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Sep 12, 2007
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Hi guys,
if you are interested, you can contribute to a book which will be released this year by the German distributed computing association Rechenkraft.net e.V. For details just read below. ;-)

The book will be titled: "Distributed & Grid Computing - Science Made Transparent for Everyone. Principles, Applications and Supporting Communities".

This book will be published in color by a German science publisher. It will be distributed worldwide (including ISBN number, Amazon availability, etc.) and some copies will be placed in major libraries for free public access.

So far, the leaders of several of the major distributed computing projects have submitted an article to contribute to this book. Among these are:

SIMAP (Thomas Rattei, Technical University Munich),
QMC@home, (Stefan Grimme, University Muenster),
Nano-Hive@home (Brian Helfrich),
Dimes (Yuval Shavitt, Tel Aviv University),
TANPAKU (Tadashi Ando, Tokyo University),
MalariaControl.Net (Nicolas Maire, CERN / Swiss Tropical Institute),
The Lattice Project (Michael Cummings, University of Maryland),
Leiden Classical (Mark F. Somers, University Leiden),
Sztaki Desktop Grid (Adam Kornafeld, Hungarian Academy of Sciences),
Spinhenge@home (Christian Schröder, University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld),
Muon (Stephen Brooks),
Predictor@home (Charles L. Brooks III, Scripps Research Institute),
Evolution@home (Laurence Loewe, University Edinburgh),
Proteins@home (Thomas Simonson, École Polytechnique, France),
Orbit@Home (Pasquale Tricarico, Planetary Science Institute), and
PS3GRID (Gianni De Fabritiis, University of Barcelona, Spain)

In addition to these, Bernd Freisleben (University of Marburg) and colleagues have written an article informing about the Marburg ad hoc grid environment, MAGE, and Wolfgang Gentzsch, who is the coordinator of the D-Grid initiative, contributed the general introductory section that also covers BOINC.

The authors were encouraged to describe and of course illustrate the purpose and scientific background of their project in a way such that specialists and non-specialists get a clear idea of what is going on. The current status of the book is that all articles have been reviewed and are now in the process of being arranged for proper layout.

And this is where you come into the scene:
In addition to the grid infrastructure and grid project developers we are also inviting some authors from several of the world's leading distributed computing teams to describe their motivation and to present detailed technical solutions for a number of special problems related to grid & distributed computing and overclocking.

If you can provide a clearly written and illustrated description concerning for example:

-diskless client setup & operation
-cluster setup & operation
-application of gaming consoles for non-gaming purposes (e.g. PS3 & Folding@home or PS3GRID)
-a detailed overview on current hardware selection for maximum computational output
-special overclocking tweaks or even complete guides
-unconventional hardware manipulation (cooling, overclocking, etc.)
-cooling your machines using your pool (errr, no ? we got an article covering that topic, already ? sorry :D)

We would be happy to include your work in our book.

You may as well just summarize shortly the status and motivation of your team or just submit a nicely annotated image collection (e.g. illustrations of some of your team?s "monster racks", etc.).

Our goal is to assemble a broad overview over this highly popular and rapidly developing field in order to present a good mixture of information that will encourage additional people to participate in existing or even develop new distributed & grid computing projects. With PS3GRID we have also covered the highly popular aspect of utilizing a game console for distributed computing.

Please let me know, if you are interested in contributing an article, submit some cool pictures or whatever you might feel useful to this book. Maybe you also have some completely different interesting ideas ? just contact me by email (see below).

Best regards,
Michael.

- - - - - - - - - -
Michael H.W. Weber
1st Chairman & Scientific Advisor of Rechenkraft.net e.V.

Rechenkraft.net e.V. - Verein zur Foerderung von Bildung, Forschung und Wissenschaft durch Einsatz vernetzter Computer
Am Richtsberg 88/208
D-35039 Marburg
Germany

email: book@rechenkraft.net

http://www.rechenkraft.net - Germany's largest distributed computing community. We make those things possible that supercomputers don't.
 

Assimilator1

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Wow! ,that'll be one cool book :)

I'm not much of a writer TBH but if anyone else in TA wants to contribute maybe I could help with the overclocking side :)
I've been using overclocked rigs running SETI (& then latter DPAD) since I started in 1999 ;)
 

The Borg

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I have a few things I could write about concerning my modest crack rack.

Also, what about using a fish tank to do some CPU cooling - Fish are still OK...
 

Philippart

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@TAS members: We could contribute something about our trophy in the article about the motivation leading teams.
 

The Borg

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How about a bit of a colabrative piece compiled something like we did the welcome note and explinations a while back.

We can include things like a short note regarding the rigs we have, big contributers like amd.borg and the TAS challenge and the belt.
 

Fullmetal Chocobo

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A small section about TeAm Anandtech would be nice I think. I wonder if any other teams are considering doing the same--if so, it would be one hell of a collaboration effort. :)
 

TAandy

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Originally posted by: Fullmetal Chocobo
A small section about TeAm Anandtech would be nice I think. I wonder if any other teams are considering doing the same--if so, it would be one hell of a collaboration effort. :)
anyone remember this post, or it's follow on?

the article is still there to download if you follow his link in the 2nd thread.
it should be ok to let people know by now, it's over 2 years old :)
 

Assimilator1

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Nov 4, 1999
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Yep I remember that one Andy :)

Originally posted by: The Borg
I have a few things I could write about concerning my modest crack rack.

Also, what about using a fish tank to do some CPU cooling - Fish are still OK...
lol! :D ........you are kidding right?

 

Michael HW Weber

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Sep 12, 2007
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If you have something worked out, just contact me by eMail. And please remember that the other parts of the book are already in the layout process, so there is not much more than a few weeks of time left.

Michael.
 

dmcowen674

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www.alienbabeltech.com
Originally posted by: Michael HW Weber
If you have something worked out, just contact me by eMail. And please remember that the other parts of the book are already in the layout process, so there is not much more than a few weeks of time left.

Michael.
Just that people have to beware especially in the U.S.
 

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