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2009-08-31 08:50:00

WAYNE, Pa., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Demonstrating an aggressive commitment to sustainability and green technology practices, SunGard Availability Services has created the Responsible Computing Project, a project designed to harness the spare processing capabilities of idle SunGard workstations held in reserve for disaster recovery and utilize them for scientific and humanitarian research projects. The SunGard Responsible Computing Project encompasses three of SunGard's largest data...

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2009-08-04 12:32:07

Intel has teamed up with Facebook to offer a new application that uses idle PC processor power for research of social programs aimed at curing diseases and fighting climate change. Intel's "Progress Thru Processors" application will allow Facebook users to donate spare idle computing power to projects including Rosetta@home, Climateprediction.net and Africa@home. "The goal of this project is to bring about positive change by combining the power of social networking on Facebook with the life...

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2009-05-20 06:50:00

The world's largest and longest-running volunteer computing project, SETI@home, celebrates its tenth anniversary this month with 140,000 participants and 235,000 computers powering the search for intelligent signals from space. No extraterrestrials have been found yet. But the project will hold a day-long symposium at the University of California, Berkeley's Space Sciences Laboratory on May 21 to celebrate the birthday and discuss the future of a project that still excites the public and has...


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