WCG on Android :-)

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WCG on Android :-)

Post by UBT - Timbo » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:27 am

Hi all,

It seems WCG are in the news as they want lots of people to use their Android smartphones to crunch data, in order to help the Smash Childhood Cancer project :-)

More info here:


Having had radiotherapy myself and being nearly brought to tears seeing a young child (perhaps 2 or 3 years old) in a headrestraint, being wheeled into the Tomography machine at Addenbrookes, I can only hope that as many people as possible get involved with this.

Hopefully the app won't drain the battery too much and progress can be made. :-)


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Re: WCG on Android :-)

Post by Woodles » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:28 pm

It's not just 'phones, Raspberry PIs can run android apps as well. I might have found another project for mine :)


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Re: WCG on Android :-)

Post by NaRyan » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:05 pm

Ahh just noticed this while I was looking something to put my 2 old Android phones to work on.
So they will be soon doing some work for WCG once they finish what they were trying to do. :)

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Re: WCG on Android :-)

Post by chriscambridge » Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:01 am

WCG is one of my most favourite projects.

3 Million credits currently, and 5 years run-time on Smash Childhood Cancer, and another on 5 years on Mapping Cancer Markers.

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Re: WCG on Android :-)

Post by UBT - Chris » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:26 am

I too am a huge fan of WCG :) I've racked up about 160 days of computing for it, so nowhere near as much as you! But I do wish to switch more onto WCG over the coming weeks :)
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