Basically you loan idle time on your computer to scientists to use. There’s a clip below as well as a link to the more detailed article.
A biomedical engineering professor at The University of Texas at Austin is using a concept called “grid computing” to allow the average person to donate idle computer time in a global effort to fight cancer.
Muhammad Zaman, assistant professor in biomedical engineering, recently introduced Cellular Environment in Living Systems @Home or CELS@Home for short (http://cels-at-home-dev.dyndns.org/cels/). The program already has more than 1,000 computer users worldwide contributing to the project. And the numbers keep growing.
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