Wednesday, May 07, 2003

United we compute!

Probably the most well-known and popular instance of distributed computing is the SETI@home screensaver project. But there are so many other organizations out there with equally(?) noble causes just itching to borrow some of your unused CPU cycles. Math geek? Help look for the next Mersenne prime number. Cryptography buff? Help push the cutting edge of RC5 code-breaking at Want to conquer the financial world? Help find patterns in the stock market.

What is this geek currently donating his cycles to? Using to help look for a cure for cancer. (Go Team Slashdot!)

Here's a good list to start shopping for your favorite project.

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