New Project iThena

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From the project page:

The iThena distributed project concerns experimental mapping of network structures included in the Internet. The project is in closed beta phase. Currently, the only application available in the project (iThena CNode) performs a sequence of traceroute procedures from client computers. The resulting data is sent back to the server and submitted to the main database, where it can be further analyzed.

Currently the main supported and recommended platform is x86_64-pc-linux-gnu. After joining the project, accept the download of test/beta applications in the settings (iThena CNode is a Beta application). This can be changed by checking the appropriate box 'Run test applications?' in 'iThena preferences' in your profile after logging in.

Network structure mapping summaries will be available online.

Simple data visualisation: http://root.ithena.net:8080.
The app is NCI so takes very few CPU resources to process. That's good because right now jobs get zero credit. (n) Hopefully the project gets to a less beta-ish state soon.

As this project is doing internet / network research, it has some unique risks that other BOINC projects don't have. I think the greatest risk is local network congestion, but the best rule is not to crunch anything you're not comfortable with.

Don't forget to join the team if you sign up.
 
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