Samsung Power Sleep app lets you dedicate unused CPU to scientific research while sleeping
The utility can make it easier for everyone to collaborate unused resources
Samsung has joined forces with the University of Vienna in order to create a new and unique app that could enable users of mobile devices to donate their unused computing power to scientific research while sleeping. The collaboration between the manufacturer and the institution call their creation the Power Sleep alarm app and by using it, the CPUs’ of users ‘mobile devices can be pooled together creating the so called ‘’super-cloud computer’’ which is accessible to researchers all over the globe. For starter, the conjunction between the Faculty of Life Sciences of the Vienna University and Cheil Worldwide is made for Samsung devices.
In all, once you set an alarm before going to sleep, the Power Sleep app will use your CPU cycles in order to compute data. When the calculations are done, they will be sent directly to the servers of the research labs with the file size less than 1MB in total. Once the data is sent, the researchers of the Vienna University will collate the database of those calculations sent out from participators all over the globe and the data will be turned into an open source protein-calculation database. This one shall be used by the community of scientist to research cures for diseases, like for example the Alzheimer’s disease.
The COO at Cheil Austria, Claus Adams claims that the utility can make it easier for everyone to collaborate unused resources and adds that there’s always been amazing tech unknown to people . The company has found out that the biggest water stone to usage has always been the paradoxal excessive techy-ness of the existing technology. In that manner, Cheil Austria focuses on how to make it easier for the wider crowd to embrace such a donation platform. Luckily for the developers, Samsung endorsed the initiative and shared that the team believes that technology begins to have meaning only when put in people’s hands. For the Korean manufacturer, the Power Sleep alarm app has been an initiative aligned with Samsung’s core belief.
If you’re interested in participating in the initiative, the app is now available in the Google Play Store for owners of all Samsung devices running Android 2.3 or later.