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Supercomputing Wikipedia Science Technology

Could Wikipedia Become a Supercomputer? 165 165

An anonymous reader writes "Large websites represent an enormous resource of untapped computational power. This short post explains how a large website like Wikipedia could give a tremendous contribution to science, by harnessing the computational power of its readers' CPUs and help solve difficult computational problems." It's an interesting thought experiment, at least — if such a system were practical to implement, what kind of problems would you want it chugging away at?
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Could Wikipedia Become a Supercomputer?

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