Popular Power is working on building a platform for distributed data crunching applications (like [email protected], GIMPS, or the various crypto key cracking contests). The coolest thing is that the platform will enable them to ship the data crunching code to the computers along with the data sets, so the nature of the data crunching can change dynamically. I also love the idea of letting companies run the data cruncher on internal projects to harness idle time on their employees’ personal computers.