14 Best Ways to Use Your Computer’s Spare Time

By Dave

Discover Magazine has a great article that highlights some of the things you can do with your computer’s idle time. Most people know about [email protected], and [email protected], but there are many other great programs you can run to help society.

[email protected]
What it is: Run by the Olson Laboratory at the Scripps Research Institute, this is the first biomedical and the first humanitarian distributed-computing project.
How it works: Uses computational methods to help identify which drug molecules could best fight HIV.
Our take: It’s a good cause in need of volunteers.

What it is: Roughly $2 billion is spent each year on modeling the impact of global warming. This project attempts to vet the varying predictions.
How it works: The program sifts through thousands of climate models provided by researchers, tossing out the nonsense models as it crunches.
Our take: More than 45 teraflops of data is no joke. Finally, software worthy of your computer’s footprint.

Definitely worth checking out, and I would love to hear more application systems that are using the combined processor power of the world for interesting and good causes.

Have something to tell us about this article?
Let us know

or Comment Below

Gaming Trailers

More Like This
Dead by Daylight | Deck The Trials Collection Trailer
Latest Trailers
Matchpoint – Tennis Championships | Announcement Trailer

Got a tip?

Let us know