Anybody involved in a distributed computing project?? For those of you who don't know, it basically uses your computer's resources while its idle to contribute to a larger project that needs to do a ton of computations and can be broken down into smaller pieces. Distributed computing - Wikipedia
There's tons of different ones, so you can contribute to different causes. List of distributed computing projects
Obviously, it's very little cost on your part, and you get to contribute to research!!
I'm personally doing Computing for Clean Water and The Clean Energy Project - Phase 2, since they align with my science interests. But there's tons more in a variety of fields (especially in medicine, such as curing AIDS or cancer, as well as math, such as computing prime numbers), as you can see in the above link.
Edited by trashcan7, 18 January 2011 - 01:25 AM.