Altruistic Algorithms

Intel Corp. is jumping aboard the distributed computing bandwagon with an altruistic exercise designed to help cancer researchers find a cure. In early April Intel unveiled its “Philanthropic Peer-to-Peer Program,” which enlists the help of thousands of at-home computers to crunch cancer research numbers. The chipmaker teamed up with the U.S. National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) and Oxford University to get the clock cycles going.