• SZTAKI Desktop Grid

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    Description: SZTAKI Desktop Grid has been set up by the Computer and Automation Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA). Desktop grids allow vast number of single PCs to be connected in a grid-like system, adding up their processing power. Desktop grid systems are currently serving several cutting edge research areas, like cancer research or climate change.

    SzDG is an online architecture, run by the Laboratory of Parallel and Distributed Systems. The staff of the laboratory maintains the system, which is open for any scientific research seeking immense computing power. SzDG currently hosts one mathematical project. The program aims at finding many generalized binary number systems. An extensive search is performed in the finite set of matrices of given size fulfilling some necessary conditions. The difficulty is that the size of this finite set is an exponential function of the dimension. It now seems possible to attack the case of 11 11 matrices. To check further necessary conditions the program performs a lot of floating-point calculation. Thus, a lot of CPU time is needed. Luckily, parallelization is possible, so the project can benefit from running on multiple machines.

    The program outputs a list of matrices (to be more precise, their characteristic polynomials) that are already likely to be number system bases. This list is processed by another program (which does not need so much CPU-time). The final result is then a (complete) list of binary number systems in a fixed dimension.

    In beta phase, the project started by investigating the 10th dimension, which entailed the processing of ninety thousand matrices, of which a total of 383 pieces seemed to be worthy of further inspection.

    Home Page:http:// http://szdg.lpds.sztaki.hu/szdg/

    Project Status: Active project.

    Client programs: SZTAKI Desktop Grid currently has the following applications. When you participate in SZTAKI Desktop Grid, work for one or more of these applications will be assigned to your computer. The current version of the application will be downloaded to your computer. This happens automatically; you don't have to do anything.

    NumSys Search
    Platform Version Installation time
    Linux/x86 2.06 6 Apr 2007 6:52:15 UTC
    Windows/x86 2.06 6 Apr 2007 6:52:15 UTC
    Macintosh OS/X 2.06 7 May 2007 10:13:33 UTC
    MAC OS X (Intel) 2.06 6 Apr 2007 6:52:15 UTC
    MAC OS X (Intel 64-bit) 2.06 15 Sep 2008 11:04:26 UTC
    Windows/x86_64 2.06 2 Apr 2009 10:33:57 UTC
    Universality Classes Explorer
    Platform Version Installation time
    Linux/x86 1.01 16 Apr 2009 11:49:40 UTC
    Windows/x86 1.01 16 Apr 2009 11:49:40 UTC
    MAC OS X (Intel) 1.01 16 Apr 2009 11:49:40 UTC
    MAC OS X (Intel 64-bit) 1.01 16 Apr 2009 11:49:40 UTC
    Windows/x86_64 1.01 16 Apr 2009 11:49:40 UTC

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