Grassroots Supercomputing

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    Supercomputing as a hobby: tens of thousands of home PC users participate in distributed supercomputing projects. If you are interested, here are some web sites with software that allows individual PCs to help with distributed supercomputing projects.

    http://www.mersenne.org Distributed supercomputing project searches for prime numbers.

    http://www.setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu DS project searchs for extraterrestrial intelligence.

    http://www.climateprediction.net DS project tests models of climate change.

    http://www.grid.org/projects/cancer/ DS project searches for candidate drugs to fight cancer.

    http://www.lifemapper.org DS project maps the global distribution of species.

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    I used to be a part of the seti program. It was very interesting.
     
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    Here's another web site concerned with distributed supercomputing:

    http://folding.stanford.edu/ ds project regarding protein folding.

    Why is it important to study three dimensional models of how proteins fold? Here is one answer:

     

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