MiG sandboxes make it easy to donate the spare computing power in your computer to scientific research. Sandboxes provides a secure execution environment, which ensures that your computer is in no danger for being exposed for virus or other malware from the work it performs for the Grid. The sandbox also makes sure that your personal files and other information cannot be seen by the Grid. Thus the name sandbox; the Grid really cannot see or access anything outside the sandbox.
In MiG, there are 3 ways to contribute to the researchers work and still be fully protected by the sandboxes.
When following links from this page, your browser will warn you about
entering an insecure site. The reason for this is that the browser
cannot tell the difference between dangerous and harmless sites. You
can safely ignore the warning and continue, all pages at migrid.org are completely harmless for your computer.
It is also possible to install the sandbox as a so-called "service" model, this means that the sandbox is constantly running in the background as long as the computer is on, it will still only eat excess CPU power, but will use some of your memory at all times.
The screensaver is available for computers running either Windows or Linux. Please read more and download the screensaver, that is easily installed on your computer, from the SSS Page.
A thorough step-by-step installation guide for Windows users is available for further details.
The install procedure is as follows:
The PlayStation 3 will now start and connect to the Grid. To turn it off, just push the on/off button and wait for the system to shutdown. To return to SONY's gameOS, keep the on/off button down when powering on and wait for the second beep. Afterwards, the PlayStation 3 will start as usual. You can at any time go back to providing resources to Grid by inserting the CD and start at point 5 in the above instructions.
NOTE: If Linux is allready installed on the Playstation 3 skip the install procedure and put the following line into the /etc/kboot.conf:
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