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26/2/2014

CEXS-UPF: Gianni de Fabritiis at the launch of "HTC Power to Give", a new mobile based volunteer computing project

CEXS-UPF: Gianni de Fabritiis at the launch of "HTC Power to Give", a new mobile based volunteer computing project


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As part of the Mobile World Congress, on February 24th, the Taiwanese smartphone company HTC launched, before 200 journalists from around the world, the new project "HTC Power to Give". The Power to Give application can be downloaded for Android phones and allows to harness the processing capacity of smartphones for scientific purposes.

Gianni De Fabritiis, head of the Computational Biophysics group of GRIB (IMIM -UPF), was the only scientist invited to the event and shared stage with the president of HTC, Cher Wang and company CEO Peter Cho.

According to De Fabritiis "Protein simulations require a lot of computing power. In our early days we used the computing power of game consoles, then of graphic cards and now the mobile phones are the future". HTC opens the door for smartphone owners who voluntarily want to participate in the advancement of science in an easy, no-cost way. Gianni De Fabritiis' group has already developed an application for Power To Give that will soon be available for Android.

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HTC Power to Give website