Screen Savers of the World Unite!

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Science  08 Dec 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5498, pp. 1903-1904
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5498.1903

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Unused CPU time on desktop computers could be put to good use, if distributed computing succeeds in capturing people's imagination. In their Perspective, Shirts and Pande describe existing distributed computing projects and recent efforts to overcome parallelization problems. This vast underused resource could raise biological and other scientific computation to fundamentally new predictive levels.