Korea@Home is a distributed computing initiative which exists since 2002. It is organized/supported by the Supercomputing Center of KISTI (Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information), the KCC (Korea Communications Commission), Tongmyong University.
- active (as of: Oct. 2009): block cipher DES key screening (#WUs), climate forecast of Korean peninsula (#WUs), screening candidate compounds for new drugs (#WUs)
- waiting/unknown: high-resolution precipitation forecast (#WUs), Korean SETI (VLBI)
- finished: dielectric hierarchy comparison, cryptanalysis by time-memory trade-offs, factorization analysis, analysis of TFT-LCD characteristics, analysis of protein folding
|This project is being conducted in (South-)Korea.|
- 43.120 participants with 44.540 clients
- amount of finished WUs: 64.686913 Mio.
- performance: 464.29 Gflops (max. 1160.2 GFlops (2009-05-06 08))
- total CPU time: > 2335 years
- OS distribution: 56% XP pro, 23% XP personal, 21% others
data from 28.09.2009:
- active clients: 426
about the WUs
First experience (has to be verified):
- It seems you can process only one project at a time. Maximum WU amount you can store is 30. Only when the queue is finished, new WUs are received
- climate prediction WU: takes about 10 mins with 2,66 GHz
- DES WU: about 6 mins with 2,66 GHz
There is a client (Kath2Setup.exe) available for Windows here. It contains: KathAgentManager.exe, KathAgentCore.exe, KathAgentUI.exe, KathUpgrade.exe. To use the client you have to register here. Important: input your email first and after you receive the activation code you can continue the registration process. It is recommended to use Firefox for registering (you can copy + paste Korean error messages into a translation service of your choice).
|Java (OS independent)|
- to take part in "virtualScreen screening candidate compounds for new drugs" please install Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
- Korea@Home homepage
- Asia Grid summit: Korea@Home: P2P Distributed Computing Platform (2005-03-13)
- Korean PC Grid Effort: Astronomy and SETI (2005-04-19), see pages 29ff