The world's largest chip maker, Intel on Tuesday launched new software application that runs in a social networking that will save the world in donating spare processing power in a computer to a worthwhile cause’s effort.
It has develop an application via facebook that will allow users to easily donate spare time on processing power, as part of its research project with GridRepublic group to create a Progress Thru Processors to save the world in fighting for disease or climate change.
The application enables Facebook, which has 250 million users to allot spare of computing power to work on a project for Rosetta@home for cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases; Climateprediction.net for understanding climate change, and Africa@home to seek cures for spreading malaria.
Progress Thru Processors underscores our belief that small contributions made by individuals can collectively have a far-reaching impact on our world, Intel said.By simply running an application on your computer, which uses very little incremental resources, you can expand computing resources to researchers working to make the world a better place.
Intel’s software program runs automatically as a background process on a PC and will not affect any performance or other tasks, according to the company.
“We‘re optimistic that the combination of the Facebook platform and Intel’s global reach will help bring large numbers of new people into volunteer computing, enabling research and discovery which would otherwise be impossible.” said GridRepublic executive director Matt Blumberg.
For more information please visit http://www.facebook.com/progressthruprocessors.