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Tuckerfan
2004-Nov-18, 11:00 PM
Or at least do it while your computer's doing nothing. (http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/)
World Community Grid's mission is to create the largest public computing grid benefiting humanity. Our work is built on the belief that technological innovation combined with visionary scientific research and large-scale volunteerism can change our world for the better. Our success depends on individuals - like you - collectively contributing their unused computer time.IBM's apparently the driving force behind this.

Makgraf
2004-Nov-18, 11:43 PM
Google also runs something like this (http://toolbar.google.com/dc/offerdc.html). It's called Google Compute and it uses unused computer time to work on scientific problems. Right now it's doing something about protein research.

electromagneticpulse
2004-Nov-19, 12:03 AM
Wouldn't it be better to help solve the computing ones first and then use them to solve the current processor intensive things. Just my 'lil' thought for the day :)

I used to run that seti@home thing but it got annoying chugging along in the back ground, sometimes cause a process missfire and caused it to crash. I wouldn't mind so much but when it was running on win 98 and 2000 which a crash normally caused all of windows to crash. So now i don't bother with them they turn out to be more problems then a help for me.

That may be selfish of me but i bought this computer so isn't it my right :D