Tuesday, November 16, 2004
World Community Grid
The SETI@home people were first, but the idea is catching on: harness the computing power of the world's home computers for some greater good. The latest example is the World Community Grid, which proposes to use all that excess computing power to study drug research, protein folding, and other complex problems. From a story on Yahoo:
NEW YORK (Reuters) - IBM and top scientific research organizations are joining forces in a humanitarian effort to tap the unused power of millions of computers and help solve complex social problems.Soon enough, donating your spare CPU cycles will be a deep decision that everyone will have to make, just like donating to charity. Don't forget Einstein@Home!