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COMPUTING: Screen Savers of the World Unite!

Access to the article is free, however registration and sign-in are required. Unused CPU time on desktop computers could be put to good use, if distributed computing succeeds in capturing people's imagination. In their Perspective, Shirts and Pande describe existing distributed computing projects and recent efforts to overcome parallelization problems. This vast underused resource could raise biological and other scientific computation to fundamentally new predictive levels.

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Resource Type: Journal article/Issue, Review, Image
Audience Level: Undergraduate lower division 13-14, Undergraduate upper division 15-16, Graduate

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Authors and Editors: Michael Shirts of Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, Vijay S. Pande of Department of Chemistry, Stanford University
Publisher: AAAS
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