Get involved in distributed computing

2017-04-19 04:00:03

By Lewis Dartnell and Michael Marshall To accompany this week’s feature article on distributed computing, How brainpower is solving ‘uncomputable’ problems, we’ve put together this list of distributed computing systems that you can get involved in. By playing online games, or just running software while your computer is idle, you can help advance science. Solve the puzzle of protein folding by playing the addictive online game, FoldIt Play a selection of computer-boosting games at Games With A Purpose Improve Google’s image search results by labelling random images with Google Image Labeler Classify the universe’s vast swarms of galaxies on GalaxyZoo If you’re computer isn’t doing anything,