Theoretical Physics, Grid Computing and You!

Hey there,

As some of you may know, I have a lot of hobbies. One of those hobbies is understanding the universe. What better way to do that then by dabbling in theoretical physics? With my computer science background though, I take a different approach than other scientists in the field.

What I am currently working on is using grid computing to calculate how much wood a woodchuck could chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood. Since woodchucks have not evolved to the point where they are able to chuck wood themselves, this is all theoretical of course. This means there’s lots of math and simulations needing to be performed in order to find that answer.

If you’re not already familiar with grid computing, you could google it or check wikipedia for a long-winded definition. The short version is basically you have a group of users who are willing to share their computers in order to help solve whatever problem the grid is working on. Most grids with volunteer members give up only a small portion of their computer’s unused CPU speeds so that they are able to use their PCs without feeling hampered by helping. A few years ago I did protein folding calculations for the Human Genome Project and it was really cool. SETI uses a grid to help sort through it’s collected data.

If you’re interested in helping me with “Project Woodchuck.” That’s great! No need to fill out a form or e-mail me. I’ll contact you! Together we’ll find out the answer. I am also in contact with various departments in the government to set up a grid for two operations in the future: The IRS is curious just how many seashells “she” sells by the seashore and I’m pretty sure we’ll all curious to know how many pickled peppers Peter Piper picks on a yearly basis.

Stay tuned for more details.

Update: When I asked Siri “how much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood” the sassy girl replied with a question of her own without missing a beat: “An African or European woodchuck?” ¬†Clever girl!

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This post was written by admin on March 13, 2010

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This post was written by admin on March 10, 2010

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