Its a sensor for measuring Earth Quakes and After shocks see http://qcn.stanford.edu/join-qcn/request-a-sensorjdb wrote:What's a QCN sensor?KeithSloan wrote:
By given up I was referring to comments made in QCN forums by people trying to make the QCN sensors work with the Pi. It would indeed be interesting to know if they would have more success with the latest fixes, that is why I was suggesting that the Foundation should make contact with the folks at Stanford to try and get a free sensor for the USB support team to try. Maybe somebody able to report success would get others to try again.
QCN - Stands for Quake Catcher Network its a BOINC project run by Stanford University. see http://qcn.stanford.edu/
For other BOINC projects see http://boinc.berkeley.edu/.
One of my Pi's acts as a website server and when its not servicing web pages its running Einstein@home another BOINC project i.e. in the background.
Just hoping they find a way to exploit the new FFT libraries that exploit the GPU. (My PC actually found a new pulsar back in 2011 using Einstein@home.)
All BOINC projects are using masses of computers as super computer Grids.
You might have heard of SETI@home or World Community Grid that harnesses the Grid to try help with cancer research and the like. But only a few projects run on the Raspberry Pi at present, due to the Pi's slow CPU.
QCN is one of the few.