As [email protected] tackles the coronavirus, volunteers deliver more compute power than the world’s top supercomputers

Pioneering distributed computing project [email protected] announced this month that it would no longer leverage the processing power of volunteers’ computers to search for alien life. But the [email protected] project which uses similar technology for medical research purposes is still going strong — stronger than ever, really. [email protected] director Greg Bowman notes that the combined might […]

Use your phone to find alien life, research diseases with BOINC for Android

BOINC is a distributed computing framework that lets hundreds or thousands of devices work together like one big supercomputer. It does this by taking a large amount of data that need to be crunched and breaking it up into little chunks. Then you can download one of those chunks at a time on your computer […]