• Founded in 1997, distributed.net ( http://distributed.net) applied similar methods to crack RSA Lab's RC5 64-bit encryption algorithm; it completed the task on 14 July 2002 after using more than 300,000 distributed computing resources over 1,757 days.
• The Stanford University-based folding@home project ( http://folding.stanford.edu) applies distributed computing to large-scale molecular simulations aimed at the discovery of new drugs.
• CERN's LHC@home project ( http://LHCathome.cern.ch) uses geographically distributed computing to follow particle trajectories, which is helping researchers design the Large Hadron Collider.
• Oxford University's ClimatePrediction.net is using distributed computing to produce a forecast of the world's climate in the 21st century.
"Grid computing is distributed computing performed transparently across multiple administrative domains." 3