Stanford's [email protected] team has released a beta client for Nvidia GTX 400 series GPUs. It's the first [email protected] GPU client to achieve more than 1 microsecond per day performance, Nvidia says, who added that it worked closely with Stanford on this latest release.
Does all this sound Greek to you? In short, [email protected] is a distributed computing project run by Stanford University. The idea is to install the software on as many PCs as possible and combine all that computing power to help understand how proteins fold. By doing so, scientists hope to better understand (and eventually find cures for) diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and others. [email protected] takes a backseat to other tasks, only tapping into unused CPU (and in this case, GPU) cycles to do its thing.