Friday, April 8, 2011

Help researchers to conquer cancer


If you're just checking your email and your friends pictures on Facebook, your computer is not using most of its power. While you're doing your normal computer stuff, your computer could also be contributing to important not-for-profit scientific research solving global problems...


You can do this by just installing an easy program caled boinc. This is a program that calcutales things that researchers need while working. 


The program runs in the background while you are chatting and doing other light wheight programs on your computer. You can also make the program to just work while the computer isnt in use. Or if your gaming, the program automatically shut down if the game or program uses lots of computer power. 


You can join the World Community Grid at facebook here:  http://apps.facebook.com/worldcommunitygrid/index.php . Ore just go to their homepage here: http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/

42 comments:

  1. this is an awesome idea, maybe i will participate

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  2. I saw this in a movie, I thought it wasn't real LOL

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  3. I always support good idea +followed

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  4. I agree with amBored. I will support you and your great ideas :)

    Keep up the good work and come check out my fishes blog!

    He loves puns and being a fish.

    +followed

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  5. This is a great idea. Makes a lot of sense.

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  6. What about folding at home? And what about fi you do not use facebook =X?

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  7. well, this i about folding at home and you can join this by going to http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/ :), facebook is no need :)

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  8. WEll......

    NO YOU111!!!!!11

    Ubuntu supported?

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  9. hahah, sure is :D. Just use the comand "sudo apt-get install boinc" !

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  10. What repo directory is it in lol? Grrrr, I try to avoid multiverse..

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  11. aha, now i understand :P. well I like wcg becouse i´m in the extreme system team!. @Azoo if you have ubuntu 10.10 i´m sure you can download boinc without modding anny sourc.

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  12. I'd rather not have a program running in my background that collects stats personally.

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  13. So this is kind of like protein folding at home? Cool stuff! My computer sits around half the time anyways lol.

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  14. Great program. I think that will be helpful.

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  15. Seen this type of thing before. Microsoft did not too long ago giving away free stuff like avatar items. I'm sure a cancer cure is just as good as an avatar item! Will donwload, thanks for the insight.

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  16. actually doing something beneficial once in a while could be exciting. Will give it a look! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. I love grid computing - I installed boinc already actually. nice text!

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  18. Always loved this type of system, people are going to leave their stuff on anyway, might as well use it for the greater good.

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  19. That is awesome, I'll do it.

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  20. Interesting..actually Standford University was doing something very similar to this a year or two ago, basically you install some program that runs in the background and uses part of your processing power to perform calculations. Neat idea.

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  21. I heard about WCG on a forum a long time ago. Really a great thing to do, especially if you know someone with cancer

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  22. Great info! I'll check you in the morning!

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  23. What do you think is the cause of it ?

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  25. Already do this, but good job raising awareness!

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  26. sorry, i'm already helping SETI :(

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  28. Great post! I hope you keep up this excellent blogging! :)

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  29. It's kinda like the Folding@Home thing on PS3s

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