Screensaver harnesses computer power for cancer researchBMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7291.882/a (Published 14 April 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:882
- Susan Mayor
Researchers looking for new anticancer drugs are hoping to harness the unused capacity of personal computers through the launch last week of software linked to a screensaver that uses free computer capacity to assess the anticancer activity of millions of molecules.
The project is a collaboration between the University of Oxford and United Devices, a US technology company. Under the scheme, users download a free screensaver and software that uses spare capacity on the computer. The system, which uses what is …