So, your computer is sitting there, idle, doing nothing but wasting power. What if you
could take those spare CPU cycles and do something useful with them? Rather than crack
codes or search for extraterrestrial life, you could join thousands of others and help
track down the elusive Yeti using this special software...
From the YETI@Home web site:
YETI@Home is a scientific experiment that harnesses the power of hundreds of thousands
of Internet-connected computers in the search for giant ape-like creatures (YETI). We,
the YETI team members who founded this experiment, are experts in the field of
cryptozoology (the study of animals that do not exist).
You can participate in this historic study by running a free program that downloads
and analyzes video & sound captured from your very own backyard. There's a small but
captivating possibility that your computer will detect the faint footsteps of a hairy