View Full Version : [eOn] Another project for the science forum!

4th June 2003, 02:21 AM
Here's another one to get your crunchers on.

You can download the software from here (http://eon.chem.washington.edu/download.php)

You can register your username here (http://eon.chem.washington.edu/groups/user_add.php)

Once you've got your password, you can join Team Ninja here (http://eon.chem.washington.edu/groups/user_edit.php)

Happy crunching! :D

4th June 2003, 03:16 AM

4th June 2003, 05:01 AM
Whats this one do/about?

What is EON?
A common problem in theoretical chemistry, condensed matter physics and materials science is the calculation of the time evolution of an atomic scale system where, for example, chemical reactions and/or diffusion occur. Generally the events of interest are quite rare (many orders of magnitude slower than the vibrational movements of the atoms), and therefore direct simulations, tracking every movement of the atoms, would take thousands of years of computer calculations on the fastest present day computer before a single event of interest can be expected to occur, hence the name EON, which is an immeasurable period of time.

The Jónsson research group is interested in calculating the long time dynamics of systems. We have developed a method for doing this through distributed computing (see 'A brief scientific overview' (http://eon.chem.washington.edu/brief.php) for further explanations) where a server sends out small data packets for calculation to clients, e.g. over the internet. So, instead of the entire calculation being done on a single processor, it is done on many client computers worldwide. After finishing it's calculation, each client computer sends it's results back to the server, which summarizes the results and sends out more jobs.

You can help by downloading and running our screensaver, and thereby donating your free processor time to the eon project for as long as you like. See our download page for further instructions on downloading and running eon.

I thought an Eon was a division of geological time containing two or more Eras - but I get their point ;) :D

4th June 2003, 09:33 AM
Thanks for adding the extra information, MM!

I should really have done that, but it was very late last night (this morning) :o

4th June 2003, 09:51 AM
Good news: our Team had now been added to the DC-Repository, so if we can make an effort on it, we can climb further up the rankings! :D

4th June 2003, 12:49 PM
Ok so maybe I'm a little dense. I read the "whats it about" and I think its observing systems over time?? I think I'm missing something.

Can somebody translate it into grunt?? :lol:


4th June 2003, 12:55 PM
Not me. I just crunch 'em ;)

Anyone know a chemist? :D

4th June 2003, 12:58 PM

Farley must know for what he crunches :nod: