Fighting Disease from a Game Console at Stanford

A team at Stanford is harnessing the computational power of thousands of PC's and Sony PS3 computers to perform calculations related to protein folding, which may shed light on the origin of diseases including cancer and Alzheimer's. While the project has been ongoing since 2000, the addition of PS3's has kickstarted the adoption rate.

When users are online, the extra processing power can be used for the good of humanity. It is reminiscent of the Seti@home project.

Read the article by Ben Silverman of Yahoo! games.

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