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Tuesday July 17, 2007 10:45 am
Join BOINC and Aid Scientific Projects
Devotees of Sci-Fi will probably recall the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) screensaver that was offered several years ago. Although we had one and never found any aliens lurking about, the organization is a part of the University of California BOINC (Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing.) Basically, you share your computer’s downtime with several scientific projects, including those that concern math, biology, and global warming. There are volunteers to communicate with via message boards and the organization holds workshops from time to time. Many of the projects are open source and the site encourages optimization. You simply download the application, pick your projects, and watch the pretty displays solve the world’s problems, even if you don’t understand the concepts.
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