The DreamLab App Supplies Researchers with Crowdsourced Computing Power

By: Katherine Pendrill - Nov 10, 2015
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The DreamLab app is a mobile application that supplies researchers with crowdsourced computing power. When it comes to cancer research, many people think that the only way they can contribute is by providing a financial donation. This app gives consumers a different way to contribute to cancer research.

The DreamLab app was developed as part of a collaboration between Vodafone and a group of Australian researchers. To use the app, users simply select the type of cancer research that they would like to support. Users then determine the amount of data they are willing to donate. The user's data is eventually exchanged by servers that are operated by Amazon Web Services. In short, each user provides enough data to give scientists access to an affordable supercomputer.

Vodafone plans to launch the crowdsourced supercomputer by offering free data to consumers who use DreamLab.