Distributed Artificial Life 1.0.0

Distributed Artificial Life project uses spare CPU cycles to create life.

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LICENSE TYPE:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
USER RATING:
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DEVELOPED BY:
Richard Jones
HOMEPAGE:
www.annexia.org
CATEGORY:
ROOT \ Games \ Simulation
Distributed Artificial Life project uses spare CPU cycles to create life.

Distributed Artificial Life is a distributed version of Tom S. Ray's Tierra artificial life program. It uses spare CPU cycles to simulate a distributed soup of living cells.

Note that the machine language used is similar to but not compatible with Tierra. Tom Ray talks about his work (as far as I know, never completed) to create a "Digital Reserve". The DLIFE project is a development of this.

In other words, it's an alternative to the tedious process of cracking RC5 keys or searching for aliens. You've got a supercomputer on your desk, let's go and create some life ...

It consists of a highly optimized engine for running the artificial life cells in a virtual machine, written in C, and some Perl scripts which can upload and download cells from central ``cell-bank'' servers.

Last updated on November 16th, 2006

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