That's an interesting idea. Essentially, it's a ton of people getting together to link up their computers and compute stuff...
And in other tech/geeky news, an NBC muckraker (mudraker?) was identified and outed at Defcon*. Hehehe. I'm amused. Especially by the way she ran away. (They did offer to let her stay under the legal press terms.)
*Large hacker/infoSec convention, visited by hackers and FBI and other IT/IS pros.