Home PC users can now join scientists, doctors, and tech companies to seek a treatment for anthrax. The Anthrax Research Project is making available for download a screensaver that exploits the power of idle computers to help fight the often-lethal disease.
The program uses a PC's spare processing cycles to perform pattern matching in search of a drug that will bond with the anthrax toxin. Colin Evans, director of distributed systems for project member Intel, says the combined power of many PCs makes such research much more manageable. For more, visit www.intel.com/cure.
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.