August 4, 2009

Intel Develops Facebook App to Fight Cancer and Climate Change

Cliff Saran

Facebook app enables users to donate spare CPU cycles for a good cause.

Intel has developed a Facebook application that allows users to donate their spare processing power to help fight disease and combat climate change. Using peer-to-peer computing, researchers break up complex computational tasks into pieces of work that can be farmed out to PCs. If hundreds or thousands of PCs participate, the combined computing power can be used over time to solve complex calculations.

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