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15th June 2004, 08:56 AM
Hello I wanted to let you all know about an application you can install on your computer that will aid in finding a cure for cancer and other diseases.

I go by redhatgeek and I am a team captain of www.crunchers4life.com. I contribute to a project called find a drug for more information please visit this site www.find-a-drug.org

Would you consider joining individually or forming a team on our project? We could use your assistance. I have been attempting to recruit members for my team but if you would like to form your own thatís fine too. For more information on find-a-drug please visit www.find-a-drug.com. We could use your support. Our team number is 2121. The software can be downloaded here http://www.find-a-drug.org/download.html both linux and windows clients are available.

Thank you for your attention any and all contributions will be greatly appreciated.

16th June 2004, 01:42 PM

17th June 2004, 10:17 AM
Cool, like seti with a purpose.... (not that seti doesn't have a purpose... this just seems more tangable to me)


17th June 2004, 10:20 AM
Don't forget theres folding@home too!



ya reads the stuff and ya makes a choice!

17th June 2004, 04:16 PM
I am currently crunching SETI units, I have also signed up fr the BOINC beta. I will set that up and tart crunching that soon.

21st October 2004, 10:28 PM
I have made some improvments to the site and added a forum (http://forum.crunchers4life.com) if you would like to take a look

23rd November 2006, 10:17 AM
This site has some good medical project going on.

Studebaker Hawk
21st February 2007, 09:38 PM
One of the more innovative DC (distributed computing) projects is ABC@home (http://abcathome.com). Their science application is a 64-bit Linux application and it screams... runs 2X to 3X faster than the 32-bit version. If you would like to donate your computer's spare CPU cycles to a worthy cause and run one of the fastest and most efficient projects then be sure to take a look at ABC@home (http://abcathome.com).

Their research is the ABC Conjecture, one of mathematic's long standing and unproven conjectures. It's not as exciting as the protein, drug and cancer research you can help with at other projects but remember, mathematics is one of the foundations that all research is built upon. If we want to advance research in general then we need to advance mathematics as well.

If you want to find out more about Distributed Computing in general and how you can make a difference please take a look at the BOINC project (http://boinc.berkeley.edu). There you will discover how DC works and will see a list of 20 or so projects that you can take part in. The projects are in various fields: earth science, biology & medicine, mathematics, astronomy, etc. It doesn't cost much, you know exactly how your donation is being used, you can contribute as much or as little as you like and you can quit anytime.