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October 23, 2002: Google Compute for Everyone!

I'm receiving lots of reports that the Google Compute feature has been enabled on all Google Toolbars. Google Compute uses your computer's spare processing time to solve problems if global significance. The current project, Folding@home, has your computer simulate protein folding, a tasj important to understanding and potentially curing Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other diseases. The Folding@home project recently reported their first success.

In other words, this is great news! All of those little Google Toolbars around the world will be helping to cure serious diseases in their free time!

Posted by Aaron Swartz on October 23, 2002 10:15 PM