Team Discovery is a group of DSLR members who are participating in what is known as "Distributed Computing". This is a process by which your computer can join tens of thousands of other PCs across the Internet each working on a small part of a large project simultaneously. Most computers aren't using all their computing power at a given time. Whether you're participating in a game, working on graphics, or just surfing the web, you are only using a fraction of the available computing power of your machine. This distributed computing project, known as United Devices
, is a small, secure software agent which you download and run on your machine that puts this wasted power to use for an extremely good purpose, aiding in the attempt to find a cure for Cancer
. The research program operates in the background, so you shouldn't notice it's running during computer use. It's designed to run only when computing resources are unused. As soon as you run an application that needs computing power, the research program will back down, and your computing performance will not be noticeably affected.
To join this worthwhile effort, you simply download the program, called the UD Agent (about 2 mb) and install it. The agent will detect when you are online, automatically download a work project (WU) and begin to process it, using your machine's idle resources. It will not interfere
with your normal usage, and you will maintain full control of your machine and the Agent.
For step by step instructions to download the program, join our team, and get started, go here
by KeysCapt edited by lilhurricane
last modified: 2006-12-01 05:07:44