more distributed computation? yes, much more

Spike Jones (
Sat, 03 Jul 1999 13:19:58 -0700

> Sasha Chislenko thought that it would be interesting to launch
> distributed computation projects for analyzing the trees
> of moves in games such as chess and checkers.
> How about Internet vs. Deep Blue?

Such a thing is coming Sasha. It was proposed several years ago, but the infrastructure to do distributed computing has developed over just the past couple years to make it practical with Scott Kurowski and George Woltman's Mersenne Prime Search and of course SETI@home. I foresee within 10 yrs most home computers will be connected to some form of distributed computing and will stop wasting idle CPU cycles. Then there will be an enormous disembodied computing amoeba out there, just waiting for people to suggest problems for it to envelop and devour, such as Eleizer's singularity problem. spike