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November 21, 2005
I GUESS CALLING IT "AIDS@HOME" would have been bad marketing, but this project, modeled on SETI@Home, is pretty cool:
A massive project is harnessing the power of tens of thousands of personal computers around the world in a bid to winnow out potential drugs to more effectively fight the global scourge of AIDS.
A virtual supercomputer grid, created by IBM (NYSE:IBM) will allow individuals and businesses to donate down-time on their personal computers via a secure website. The idle PCs will be used to run millions of computations in the search for chemical compounds that could eventually provide more effective HIV therapies, the company was to announce Monday.
They're organizing an Army of Davids. Bring it on.