Would not it be great if you were just walking in the street, looking for a smartphone in your pocket for life outside the earth, modeling new cancer medicines or solving other problems of humanity?
BOINC is 2002. Berkeley, California, has developed a computer program specifically designed to bring thousands of consumer computers and smartphones into a single, super-powerful supercomputer. Most modern PCs and smartphones are so powerful that almost all their power is almost never used. Why do you come up with these free resources for science?
According to BOINC developer David Andersen, BOINC is an open source application that has been developed and maintained by the international community. This non-profit initiative is useful when solving problems requires a high degree of computing power, for example by analyzing huge amounts of radio telescope data or modeling different climate change scenarios.
More than a million voluntary computers contribute to missions throughout the day. Thanks to these volunteers, the BOINC computer is the world's fastest supercomputer simulation top ten. Moreover, scientists do not have to wait in long queues until they can use it, as is often the case with expensive supercomputers.
The "Citizens & # 39; Science" heading is part of the "Science Soup" program. The "Science Soup" is a non-profit youth initiative, developed in collaboration with the Baltic Institute of Advanced Technology. The Science Soup can be seen every Saturday at 9.30 am. via LRT Culture, as well as www.mokslosriuba.lt, and also known on the Alkas.lt portal.