for a project on my school (IT class ) I'm researching typical uses/tasks of distributed computing.
If you want to help me (would be nice), then just imagine you are director of some institute/company.
Think about what tasks which require massive computing power and could be easily distributed.
A few examples:
Weather Institute - Parsing Weather Data from satellites
Film studio - 3D rendering of the next blockbuster
Medical research company - Simulation of Biological processes (like Rosetta@home)
Car/Aircraft company - Simulation of wind influences
and so on.
Thanks for helping