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Old 02-08-2012, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by SmokeShow View Post
This whole folding thing is them sending problems (algorithms?) to be ran/solved on your machine. It's loaning your hardware to them for the use of solving problems, right? So that essentially they cumulatively have an enormous computer with huge calculating capabilities, right?
Yes to all of the above.

The points are just a way of making it a competition. It really is just a way to maybe solve health issues: Alzheimer, cancer, etc etc.
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