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Action in Support of Richard Harvey

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Did you miss this? I am sure there are many of you who can give your spare CPU power to aid Cancer Research. It costs you nothing at all to participate. Every little bit helps.The following has been 'leeched' from the locked thread 'Action in Support of Richard Harvey'."This project involves signing up to assist in cancer research. It is a simple yet greatly effective approach to basic research. You download a free program which uses your computers FREE CPU time to do complex calculations. Any computer with an Internet connection can assist. I was reading the statistics a few days ago and already something like 52000 YEARS of computing time has been contributed by people just like you and me. It all happens in the background with little or no user intervention once the system is installed. Oxford University are the lead researchers in the project and United Devices in the USA provide the computing software, the online assist, and the logging of each persons contriibution.It costs you nothing. It may bring important breakthroughs in the ongoing fight against cancer. This project needs your help, the more the merrier. Avsim have a "team" involved in the project. Just go to www.ud.com for complete details.This process is called Distributed Computing. The many home computers around the world can, in the end, out perform the available time of the words fastest supercomputers. Interestingly cancer research is not the only distributed computing project."How will my spare CPU power help?, take a look at this-"The University of Oxford Chemistry Department is home to the Centre for Computational Drug Design, funded by the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR). Oxford University used the Global MetaProcessor to accelerate cancer research on an unprecedented scale

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