Using idle computer time

A lot of today’s computer systems have two and even four processors.   That’s a lot of computing power going to waste that could be doing useful work for someone.

It turns out that there are ways to use this extra computing power.   I’ve been doing it for a decade.  First with the SETI people and then later with the BOINC group.

The other day, one of the programs I contribute computing time to discovered a new and very strange Pulsar.   and

Volunteering your spare computer time doesn’t cost you anything and it might lead to new scientific discoveries, medical cures and who knows what.

Check it out.

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