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Some science experiments require massive amounts of computer analysis. Does that mean you need a massive computer just to crunch the numbers?

Some science experiments require massive amounts of computer analysis. Does that mean you need a massive computer just to crunch the numbers? Although many scientists would love to have their own supercomputer, most lab budgets recommend a different approach. The Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC) is a framework that lets you break a problem into small bits and distribute the pieces to computers running all over the world. This month we show you how to use BOINC to render proteins and help with the search for extraterrestrial life. Also in this issue, you'll learn how to look for missing files with DocFetcher and manage bloat with Ncdu.

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