KBoincSpy 0.9.1 review

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KBoincSpy is a KDE monitor and control utility for the BOINC client

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
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Developer: Roberto A. Virga
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KBoincSpy is a KDE monitor and control utility for the BOINC client. KBoincSpy displays a lot of useful information about the computation of work units, such as the percent of work done, and estimates of the completion time and credits granted.

For some projects like SETI@home and ClimatePrediction.net, it also reports some interesting data about the content and significance of each work unit being analyzed.
It can be also used to control the behavior of the BOINC client, allowing the user to attach to (as well as detach from) projects, start/stop the computation, or suspend all network communications.

Its interface design was inspired by SETI Spy, a Windows monitoring utility for SETI@home Classic written by Roelof Engelbrecht.

The Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing is a software platform for distributed computing. It enables organizations who oversee scientific projects requiring extensive computing resources to easily set up and maintain a distributed computing infrastructure.

By downloading the BOINC distributed computing client, each of the hundreds of thousands of participants worldwide can select the scientific projects more to his/her liking and assign some computing resources to them.

What's New in This Release:
This release focuses on reaching almost feature parity with the latest BOINC client from Berkeley (the 5.x series).
Among the new features were an attach-to-project wizard, host and user statistics graphs, and Web links.
This version also features new translations to eight languages. Precompiled packages are available for the x86 and x86-64 architecture versions of the Fedora, Gentoo, Mandriva, Slackware, and SuSE Linux distributions.

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