Thursday, June 28, 2007

Helping good causes: Distributed Computing

Its nice to help good causes, but rather than just giving money, why not give your computer's time and power?

That's the idea behind distributed computing; a user downloads and installs software which utilizes spare processing power for a project of their choice. These projects can include anything from disease research to searching for extra-terrestrial life (SETI).

If it sounds like something you'd like to do take a look at the BOINC site (the standard software used for distributed computing projects) and then for a list of projects to choose from.

If that doesn't sound appropriate for you however, then don't forgot to visit and make your donation for free.