Life after dimension 11


Advanced search

Message boards : SZTAKI Desktop Grid : Life after dimension 11

AuthorMessage
Michael Milan
Send message
Joined: Nov 1 05
Posts: 3
Credit: 6,739
RAC: 0
Message 1075 - Posted 15 Nov 2005 16:23:40 UTC

    What happens to the project after all the results for dimension 11 are in? Will there be work for something else, or will it be "game over, folks"?
    And what practical uses are there for all this brain-melting, abstract mathematics?

    Profile kadam
    Project administrator
    Avatar
    Send message
    Joined: May 25 05
    Posts: 589
    Credit: 38,614
    RAC: 0
    Message 1085 - Posted 18 Nov 2005 5:53:11 UTC

      No game over, you can be sure of that! By the time we finish with the 11th dimension the mathematicians will come up with the 12th dimension.
      Anyways the practical uses are really leading in the future rifht now, but the results will be used in cryptography and information-theory.
      ____________
      If you like BOINC, you may also find CaretCursor to be appealing.

      Michael Milan
      Send message
      Joined: Nov 1 05
      Posts: 3
      Credit: 6,739
      RAC: 0
      Message 1101 - Posted 19 Nov 2005 14:01:46 UTC

        Whoah, Nelly! So this project could potentially go on forever. Dimension 12, then 13, 14, etc...?

        Cryptography and information-theory. Erm, uh, which would basically mean, hmmm, ahhh.... more secure web-transactions and faster net speeds! :-D

        Well, among other things... this stuff goes way over my head. Better keep my head down and start crunching... definitely gonna start Googling on information-theory. :-P

        Profile kadam
        Project administrator
        Avatar
        Send message
        Joined: May 25 05
        Posts: 589
        Credit: 38,614
        RAC: 0
        Message 1105 - Posted 21 Nov 2005 0:07:48 UTC

          Yeah, maybe it can, but 12th dimension is really something that's on the edge of today's computing power...when the mathematicians first wrote this program, that does the search they said that they'll stop after 11 dimension, because the 12th and from that on, so much computing power is required that it does not worth it today...maybe in a few years. Now, with the help of boinc this seems to be redefined...

          As with crypto- and information-theory you basicly got the point. Maybe I can tell you some more specific things when I'll have some calmer days.
          ____________
          If you like BOINC, you may also find CaretCursor to be appealing.

          Profile UBT - Halifax--lad
          Avatar
          Send message
          Joined: Sep 10 05
          Posts: 126
          Credit: 3,147
          RAC: 0
          Message 1108 - Posted 21 Nov 2005 8:10:58 UTC

            Once you have upgraded the servers and put the transalation on, you may find your computing power increases I know a fair few people who are holding back as they don't really know what the project is about and they also don't want to sign up untill they can read everything in there own lanugage of English.

            Roll on to the good days!!
            ____________
            Join us in Chat (see the forum) Click the Sig


            Join UBT

            Post to thread

            Message boards : SZTAKI Desktop Grid : Life after dimension 11


            Home | My Account | Message Boards


            Copyright © 2017 SZTAKI Desktop Grid