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World Community Grid


The mission of IBMs World Community s to create the world's largest public computing grid to tackle projects that benefit humanity. IBMs efforts have developed the technical infrastructure that serves as the grid's foundation for scientific research. The success of World Community Grid is based upon individuals collectively contributing their unused computer time to find solutions that will change the world.

 

World Community Grid makes its extensive computing resource available only to public and not-for-profit organizations to use in humanitarian research that might otherwise not be completed due to the high cost of the computer infrastructure required in the absence of a public grid. As part of World Community Grids commitment to advancing human welfare, all results will be in the public domain and made public to the global research community.

 

Anyone with a computer attached to the internet can help us help others. You can join World Community Grid today and immediately start working on projects that benefit humanity. Grid technology is simple and safe to use. Being part of World Community Grid is safe and does not interfere with how you use your computer.

 

To join World Community Grid, you first register, then download and install a small program or "agent" onto your computer. When your computer is idle, it will request data on a specific project from World Community Grids server. It will then perform computations on this data, send the results back to World Community Grids server, and ask the server for a new piece of work. Each calculation that your computer performs provides us and other scientists with critical information that accelerates the pace of research!

 

 

Help us help others. Join World Community Grid today to work on projects that benefit humanity.


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