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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Rosetta@Home

Recently I installed BOINC on my computer, it is a pretty cool little project. They "Use the idle time on your computer (Windows, Mac, or Linux) to cure diseases, study global warming, discover pulsars, and do many other types of scientific research." This seemed like a no brainer, my home PC runs all day as remote server not getting a lot of use, so why not give the idle time away. I decided on the Rosetta@Home project I heard Carl Zimmer  talk about it on his Meet the Scientist podcast. it has been fun to watch the results, one of my neighbors had coincidentally installed BOINC about the same time we both joined The Dayton Group.