Anyone Can Use Screensavers to Help Medical Research
August 1, 2003
Small pox, cancer, and anthrax are just a few of the diseases that are being studied through distributed computing. Volunteers download a small program that activates when their computer is in screensaver mode. The software connects to a research center and gets assigned a small part of a large computation, such as simulating the interactions of a large variety of molecules to find some that could combine to form a cure.