Three months ago I suggested Facebook would be a good platform for distributed computing projects. This week that idea is a reality. Thanks to Intel and Grid Republic, Facebook has a new Progress Through Processors application which allows Facebook users to easily contribute their spare computing power to BOINC-based projects. Currently members can contribute to the Rosetta@home, climateprediction.net and Africa@home projects. It willl be interesting to see how much the visibility of distributed computing projects in Facebook grows worldwide awareness of, and participation in, all projects.

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