Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Humanitarians And Supercomputers - A Perfect Match

Did you know that you can donate your computer's unused time to help save the world? The World Community Grid is an IBM-funded project that ties people's personal computers into a grid or supercomputer that is used to tackle scientific research projects. One such project is the Clean Energy Project. This one seeks to find new combinations of organic materials for the next generation of solar cells and later, energy storage devices. The Clean Energy Project will process over 1 million configurations of atoms in the next two years. The time it would take without such an effort - 20 years! [via]

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