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Stephen Downes

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You can't try it yet (unless you're one of the select few), but Google is testing a new service using its tool bar to broker distributed computing applications. The service, called Folding@home, would allow computer users to sign up for a distributed computing project, allowing their computer's unused processing cycles (and some storage) to contribute to a distributed computing project - such as figuring out how genetic information is converted into proteins. The project is a natural for Google, which uses a distributed grid of computers to power its search service.

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