Two days ago I read this article “Scientists want to borrow power from your phone to cure cancer” and I was talking about something I knew that it exists but I didn’t try it before.
It was talking about a project called BOINC which stands for “Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing”. The small version is that you can donate your power to calculate some equations and scientists stuff to cure disease by leaving a program working on your laptop/phone while you’re not using it or even while you’re if your work doesn’t require the full power of your CPU.
I work as
Android Developer so I need the full capacity of my
CPU but I leave my laptop on during the night and it’s always connected to a power source so I decided to install the program and set it to work during the night and turn itself off on 7:00am.
Visit this link to start helping in curing cancer like I did and If you are
ubuntu user, install the program with the following command
sudo apt-get install boinc-client boinc-manager
and start it with
boincmgr -d /var/lib/boinc-client
and please notice that the
boinc-manager is just a
UI-Remote for the
boinc-client which means closing the first one won’t terminate the second. So make sure to stop the tasks before closing it and to set the working time through the settings because
boinc-client will start automatically with your system.