Friday, May 11, 2007

Folding@Home

I read about a really interesting way to contribute to disease research. It is called Folding@Home Distributed Computing. What you do is download the program and it uses your computer processor when you aren't using it to simulate protein folding which is useful as research for a couple of different diseases like cancer, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's. Plus it is a cool screen saver.

1 Comments:

Blogger Theo said...

yeah those are cool! I think you can get the platform that they use to do the distributed computing and use it yourself. If you have a linear algebra type problems then it would be really great to utilize the estimated 1000000 GHZ available on the thousands of processors available across the world.

Hmm...now to develop an evil scheme that needs that much procesing power...and to spread it onto peoples comps....mwuahahaha

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