RE: Beowuld schmeowulf...

O'Regan, Emlyn (
Tue, 24 Aug 1999 17:37:24 +1000

> O'Regan, Emlyn wrote:
> > Spike, that analysis of cash prize effectiveness seems like a lot of
> hard
> > work, and I'm fundamentally lazy....
> OK Im cool with that. {8^D
> > ...Umm, there's probably more, but let me know what you think of this.
> Would
> > anyone here be interested in donating CPU time...
> Meeeeee! How about using the extropian idle CPU pool or
> the ExI GIMPS team to see if a huge matrix can be inverted
> using distributed computing? I wonder what is the largest
> matrix ever to be inverted? The two largest matrices ever
> multiplied? Shall we find out and try for the world's record?
> Can you not see the application of using distributed computing
> to do matrix arithmetic to make artificial fractal landscapes, etc?
> Id give up GIMPS in a heartbeat if someone can figure out
> how to do this. spike
Mmm, bit beyond me mathematically I'm afraid. I suggested a simple game because the IT is complicated; I'd rather do something that is conceptually sort of simple, and might be fun for some people.

Once that is done, has run for a while, and the toolkit is in some usable form, then maybe fractal landscapes can be plugged in relatively easily.

Emlyn (I just want to shoot something. Is that wrong?)