First off, if your not particpating in the World Community Grid why not?
This is one of the easiest ways you can help save lives!
If you have a Windows PC, Mac PC, Linux PC or an Android Device, you have NO EXCUSE for not participating in the World Community Grid and helping to fight Cancer, CleanWater, AIDS, Clean Energy, and many other extremely worthy causes. The World Community Grid counts on volunteers not to donate $Money$ or Time, but to donate the un-used time on their computers. Install this program on your computer and it does nothing while your are using your computer, but those spare moments when your computer is on, and it is sitting idle because your not doing anything, it will be doing research work in the background to help fight some of the most serious issues we have in this world.
Yesterday it was announced that a major breakthrough in the fight against Neuroblastoma a common and dangerous form of childhood cancer has been found. The World Community Grid in it's Help Fight Childhood Cancer project was able to identify 7 compounds out of 3,000,000 that show promise in the fight against this form of cancer. This was a task that would have taken a single computer over 55,000 years to accomplish, with the help of over 200,000 volunteers it was accomplished in little over 2 years through the World Community Grid. I'm proud to say that I contributed over 110 days of computer time to this worthy cause.
Don't wait another day, sign up today and particpate. What if it's your child, brother, sister, mother, father or yourself that needs this research tomorrow? Will you wish you registered and started today?
Our Mission, Our Work and You
World Community Grid's mission is to create the world's largest public computing grid to tackle projects that benefit humanity.
Our work has developed the technical infrastructure that serves as the grid's foundation for scientific research. Our success depends upon individuals collectively contributing their unused computer time to change the world for the better.
World Community Grid is making technology 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 our commitment to advancing human welfare, all results will be in the public domain and made public to the global research community.
How Grid Technology Works
Making a difference has never been easier! Grid technology is simple and safe to use. To start, you register, then download and install a small program or "agent" onto your computer.
When idle, your computer will request data on a specific project from World Community Grid's server. It will then perform computations on this data, send the results back to the server, and ask the server for a new piece of work. Each computation that your computer performs provides scientists with critical information that accelerates the pace of research!
To learn more about World Community Grid's current research, please link to our Research area.
World Community Grid runs on software called BOINC (Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing, developed at University of California, Berkeley, USA with funding from NSF (National Science Foundation).