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Posted 4/19/17 , edited 4/19/17
Simple, when we are hungry, we buy food, we eat food, and we grow, this completes the cycle. Now the thing is for a computer, it is generally used as a form of entertainment. It is capable of doing thousands of calculations per second. My mind is on the mass distributed computing projects as a member suggested here in Crunchyroll, but instead we should be getting paid for it. The cycle goes like this, we want to get paid, we buy a computer, we process the mass distributed computing project (let it be material structure or protein folding), the company collects the information processed, and produce better goods based on the result, and we get paid for it, it's a win win. I am not really into crypto currency, some people prefer it as a way of earning money, but it probably would not benefit mankind in maybe a thousand years until we discover something important in the mathmatical series, no offense.

So let me know if there is a paid mass distributed computing project where I can just leave my normal CPU computer on 24 hours a day processing things and get maybe about 500~1000 dollars in return in a month.
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If you know how to hustle, and find the right sites, then you can get money....
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TheUltimateTeaGod wrote:

If you know how to hustle, and find the right sites, then you can get money....


Well, I'm more on harnessing the CPU of the computer if not its memory. We have knowledge about electronics and we build computers, it's about time this thousands of computations per second do us some good. I'm sure computers are meant to do great things, just need some funding from the government


P.S Maybe the internet is too slow?
P.S 500~1000 dollars a month isn't too much to ask for right?
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The majority of distributed computing projects are voluntary and you do not get paid mainly because while the government provides funding to the research entities running the projects, it usually isn't nearly enough to buy additional resources to crunch the data and run complex algorithms.

I don't know if you remember [email protected] but the project utilized PS3s and idle computers from willing participants all over the world to run simulations on folding proteins. I participated and I never once gave a thought about being paid because of all the good things that could potentially come out of the data being collected.

As far as I know there was only one active for-pay distributed computing project and I'm not sure if it is still even running. You can try running a search for it but it's been my experience that anyone that has money to shell out for use of an unsecured computer typically won't.
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The issue where earning money is concerned is:
Cost of Resources vs Income

I realize many one here don't pay the electric bill where they live, but crypto-currency as it stands is a net loss. I costs more than $1 to "mine" $1 of usable crypto-currency. With crypto-currency, the time and effort put into mining each unit goes up over time (it is a mathematically limited resource because a limited resource has value based on demand for that resource, if a resource is unlimited or demand is zero then the resource is worthless). As crypto-currencies have become more popular, demand has gone up, but as more is mined the amount left to be mined goes down. The amount left to be mined in any given crypto-currency very quickly reaches a point where the process of mining it becomes more expensive than the value you get from it.

In the world of mass computing the resource is CPU cycles, as an individual you have this resource to provide others(like a person owning a cow and selling milk), but the problem is there are literally billions of computers producing billions of cycles each so the resource is almost unlimited and actually growing over time(more/faster computers) making each cycle worth less and less.
For example: The single largest distributed computing project is [email protected] There are ~8.3 million CPU's dedicated to it producing over ~136,000 TERAflops. The fastest consumer GPU systems can barely crack few TERAflops. The newest and fastest on the market The AMD Radeon Pro Duo (~$750) uses ~500W of power for about 16 TERAflops. You would need 8500 ($6.375 million worth not to mention other hardware) and 4.275Kw of power (just the the GPU's) which is about the equivalent of the average household(in it's entirety). For something they currently get for FREE!

Yes all that computing power is worth ~$10 million in hardware and another 8Kw (at about $0.12/Kw/hr or $24/day or $720/month) consider it over a year along with other costs and it might be worth $12 million in savings to some business over a year, but consider 8 million people and and it's worth $1.50 per person or $.12 per month over that same year(the average per person contribution). The reason no one pays for CPU cycles is that CPU cycles are relatively cheap... (You'd have to spend the $10 million on hardware that is then "Rented out" earn enough $200k per month or a $3000 computer might be worth $60 per month(or about the current cost to rent a single Web-server....)

The short answer (you computer might be worth $60 per month full time dedicated to a project, but that goes down every time a faster CPU/GPU hits the market). The average smart phone has more processing power than a 90's era home PC.

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P.S. Computers are great at crunching data, but it still takes a human to decide what data to crunch and what to do with the result.
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