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Saturday, December 03, 2005

Download a Screensaver with a Purpose

For those interested in the advancement of science check out BOINC software. BOINC stands for Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing, and the purpose is to donate computing power to various scientific research projects. I chose the World Community Grid, which works on two different projects, with one being research on AIDS. Some of the projects that you can choose are listed below:

Climateprediction.net: study climate change
http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/: search for gravitational signals emitted by pulsars
http://lhcathome.cern.ch/: improve the design of the CERN LHC particle accelerator
http://predictor.scripps.edu/: investigate protein-related diseases http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/: Look for radio evidence of extraterrestrial life
Cell Computing biomedical research (Japanese; requires nonstandard client software)
World Community Grid: advance our knowledge of human disease. (Requires 5.2.1 or greater)

Check it out, it works when your computer is idle.

--Tom Hayes


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