Aug 9, 2011
Turn Your Laptop Into A Superconducting Supercollider
A few other organizations have adopted the same model over the years but this is by far the most interesting participant to date: the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. In spite of some early bird-based sabotage, the European Particle Physics Labratory is opening the doors so to speak, parceling out the computational work for some of their particle acceleration simulations before the experiments are actually run in the LHC. The extra processing power not only allows them to calibrate and fine tune the collider, but it could also allow them to analyze the resulting data in a much more timely fashion.
The software is a simple install and runs in the background of your computer while the machine is idle, so it shouldn't notice any appreciable slow down in your system. And really, how could you not want to be a part of this kind of scientific awesomeness?
Click it here for the free download!