United Devices is an Internet distributed computing company that develops and manages the infrastructure required to aggregate idle computation, storage and bandwidth resources on the Internet and corporate Intranets. United Devices delivers this unprecedented power in the form of application services for a number of industries including Bioinformatics, Web Testing and Monitoring, and Content Search and Management.
Individual computer users can download United Devices' free software program (UD Agent) to help build the world's largest computer, one computer at a time. The software program, once installed, runs unobtrusively in the background and works on small workloads that have been divided and distributed to various devices across the Internet. These workloads range in scope from finding a cure for cancer to modeling the climate.
Ed Hubbard, CEO of United Devices, said: "This project represents a great new way for people to volunteer their PC's idle resources to fuel groundbreaking ideas and discoveries in research. Internet distributed computing allows scientists and organizations to consider projects previously considered impossible due to resource constraints, including time and money. Essentially, the technology enables the first steps towards Star Trek medicine."
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