I've seen many family members and friends die from the indignity of cancer over the years, so I thought why not build a home supercomputer to fight cancer day and night - to go on the cancer offence and kick ass!
I have over 30 years experience in computing particularly in Linux, Open-source software and grid computing, so why not use it for a charitable use?
I believe that a home supercomputer innovation combined with scientific research and large-scale volunteer-ism can significantly help impact the understanding of cancer and its treatment. My success depends on like-minded individuals like you.
The Dumfries Supercomputer (as it will be called) will aid frontline cancer research by working on IBM's World Community Grid which provides the cancer research workload packages for the supercomputers CPU.
For more information on helping conquer cancer on the World Community Grid see:
What I Need & What You Get
The money is going towards building the supercomputer hardware ($6500). Currently looking at a 4.7Ghz Skt 2011 Intel Core i7 3930K - 12 cores of behemoth power! (for all those who know what that means!)
Luckily there are no software costs, as I'm using Open Source Linux which is free (Lubuntu).
Also, the set-up fees ($1500) are paying the first years electricity bill for the supercomputer (supercomputers suck electricity like vampires suck blood!) as well as paying for donor perks, marketing etc.
Other Ways You Can Help
*PLEASE spread the word with your friends and family via Twitter/Facebook/Google+
*Join me by signing up your own computers spare CPU power at:
Founder of Dumfries Supercomputer