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Encyclopedia > Google Toolbar
Google Toolbar
Developer: Google
Latest release: 4.0 (IE) 3.0b (Firefox) / 2006
OS: Microsoft Windows
Mac OS X
Linux
Genre: Toolbar
License: Proprietary freeware
Website: www.toolbar.google.com

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Google Compute

Google Compute was a separately downloadable add-on for the Google Toolbar which allowed participation in a distributed computing project to help scientific research. It started on a limited basis in March 2002[1] and ended in October 2005.[2] [3] This article is about the computer terms. ... Distributed computing is a method of computer processing in which different parts of a program run simultaneously on two or more computers that are communicating with each other over a network. ... A magnet levitating above a high-temperature superconductor demonstrates the Meissner effect. ... This article is about the concept. ...


Google Compute enabled a user's computer to help solve challenging scientific problems when the computer would otherwise be idle. When one enabled Google Compute, the computer downloaded a small piece of a large research problem and performed calculations on it that were then included with results from thousands of other computers. Google Compute was only available for the English language version of the Google Toolbar.[4] A calculation is a deliberate process for transforming one or more inputs into one or more results. ... This article is about the machine. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


The effort's first, and so far only, contribution was to Folding@home, a non-profit endeavor to model the process of protein folding in order to better understand and cure many different diseases. The Google Compute homepage recommends that users wishing to continue contributions to the project download the official Folding@home client. Folding@Home (also known as FAH or F@H) is a distributed computing project designed to perform computationally intensive simulations of protein folding and other molecular dynamics. ... A non-profit organization (often called non-profit org or simply non-profit or not-for-profit) can be seen as an organization that doesnt have a goal to make a profit. ... Protein folding is the process by which a protein assumes its characteristic functional shape or tertiary structure, also known as the native state. ... This article is about the medical term. ...

The Google Compute client.

Image File history File links Folding@Home-Googlebar. ... Image File history File links Folding@Home-Googlebar. ...

Controversial bundling

The toolbar is bundled with some popular freely-downloadable software, most notably Macromedia Shockwave, Macromedia Flash, WinZip, RealPlayer, SunMicro's Java, PCTOOLS Spyware Doctor, DivX and CCleaner with the option to install the software selected by default. Some users see this as unethical, as it is similar to the tactics used by some P2P programs to trick users into 'consenting' to having spyware on their computers. However, many other companies bundle different pieces of software into one installer (e.g. Apple's QuickTime for Windows download also installs iTunes) and the Google Toolbar itself is not 'harmful' in any particular way. If the user decides that he/she does not want the toolbar, it can be uninstalled without affecting the software it was bundled with. It has also been argued that Google is simply keeping up with the competition, as Microsoft bundles its toolbar with many of its programs, as does Yahoo. Macromedia Shockwave is frequently confused with Macromedia Flash. ... // == Macromedia Flash == ==]] Using Macromedia Flash 8 (bundled in Studio 8) in Windows XP. Maintainer: Adobe Systems (formerly Macromedia) Latest release: 8 / September 30th, 2005 OS: Windows (no native Windows XP Professional x64 Edition support), Mac OS X, Linux (i386 only, via wine [1]) Use: Multimedia Content Creator License: Proprietary Website... WinZip Computing Inc. ... RealPlayer, briefly known also as RealOne Player, is a cross-platform media player by RealNetworks that plays a number of multimedia formats including MP3, MPEG-4, QuickTime, Windows Media and multiple versions of proprietary RealAudio and RealVideo formats. ... This article is about the Java island. ... This article is about the video codec. ... CCleaner (formerly known as Crap Cleaner) is a freeware utility which removes unused and unnecessary files from Windows and applications such as Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer, Quicktime, Windows Media Player, etc. ... QuickTime is a multimedia framework developed by Apple Inc. ... This article is about the iTunes application. ...


References

  1. ^ Olsen, Stefanie. "Google tests distributed computing", CNet News, March 27, 2003. 
  2. ^ Support center. Folding@Home. "The Google compute program has ended."
  3. ^ Is Google quitting the project?. Folding Community (October 22, 2005).
  4. ^ Shankland, Stephen. "Google takes on supercomputing", CNet News, March 22, 2002. 

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See also

A form filler is a software program that automatically fills forms in a UI. Form fillers can be part of a larger program, like a password manager or a enterprise single sign-on (E-SSO) solution. ... A list of distributed computing projects. ... Folding@Home (also known as FAH or F@H) is a distributed computing project designed to perform computationally intensive simulations of protein folding and other molecular dynamics. ... SETI@home logo SETI@home (SETI at home) is a distributed computing project using Internet-connected computers, hosted by the Space Sciences Laboratory, at the University of California, Berkeley, in the United States. ...

External links

  • Google Toolbar (redirects based on browser)
  • Review of the Google Toolbar

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Google Toolbar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (226 words)
Google Toolbar which allowed participation in a distributed computing project to help scientific research.
When one enabled Google Compute, the computer downloaded a small piece of a large research problem and performed calculations on it that were then included with results from thousands of other computers.
Google Compute was only available for the English language version of the Google Toolbar.
List of Google products - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2489 words)
Google Compute is a feature of the Google Toolbar that enables a user's computer to help solve challenging scientific problems when it would otherwise be idle.
Google Language Tools is a collection of applications, including one that allows users to translate text or web pages from one language to another, and another that allows searching in web pages located in a specific country or written in a specific language.
Google claimed it could be used to create similar interfaces to that of Gmail and Google Calendar.
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