Wired News: How Gamers Can Help Cure Cancer
Wired News has an interesting article on distributed computing with a twist. Why not put to use all the spare computing cycles that game consoles generate? Given that the current XBox is a 733 MHz machine, and the XBox 360 is supposed to have 3 3.25 GHz CPUs, you’re looking at over 13 times more processing power than the original. And given that most XBoxes are connected to the internet full time, why not process data in a distributed computing grid?