Distributed Computing

With the ever growing amount of data available to various scientific disciplines it becomes ever increasingly more important that they seek out additional computing resources.  This is where you and I can provide that assistance by providing our computers idle time and yes our electricity.  We do this by having our computers download data from online “distributed computing proects” and crunching that data into a format that is understood by that project.  That processed data is then uploaded to the project were it undergoes further evaluation.  This is a way for us to “give back”.  And who knows maybe your computer will process a work unit (WU) that finds a new gravitation wave at E@H !  How cool would that be?  There are literally hundreds on online distributed projects from which  to choose.  There are those searching for medical cures, etc.  So what are you waiting for?  Jump in.  Be part of something big.

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