Saturday, August 29, 2009

Progress through processors....

I was just going through some fan sites today when i noticed this application.Called progress through processors,Intel's initiative uses Idle time of CPU'S around the world who are connected to the gridrepublic which also runs various other not for profit initatives like climate control,rosetta home and reasearch for malaria in sub saharan africa


This initiative excited  me and i decided to see how the whole system works.After logging into facebook and downloading the app,The software utilizes idle time of the CPU.


A neat interface gives information on diskusage,resource statistics and available projects which we can join.intel1

Volunteer computing seems to be an ideal platform for organmizations who cannot afford the huge costs involved in purchasing and maintaining complex systems.The cloud has indeed made the world into a smaller place, a global village of sorts.Kudos to intel