Wednesday, 4 April 2007

Help Scientists Find Cures For Diseases

The World Community Grid is a project sponsored by IBM where hundreds of thousands of people around the world donate their spare computer capacity to help perform the huge computing calculations required for medical research. This is known as "grid computing".

All together, thousands of years worth of comuputing have been performed to date on projects like:
  • Cancer research
  • Muscular Dystrophy research
  • Fight AIDS@home project
  • Human Proteome folding
  • Genome comparison
World Community Grid's mission is to create the largest public computing grid benefiting humanity. Our work is built on the belief that technological innovation combined with visionary scientific research and large-scale volunteerism can change our world for the better. Their success depends on individuals - like you - collectively contributing their unused computer time to this not-for-profit endeavour.

You can help by
donating the time your computer is turned on, but is idle, to projects that benefit humanity! They provide the secure software that does it all for free, and you become part of a community that is helping to change the world. Once you install the software, you will be participating in World Community Grid. No other action must be taken; it's that simple! To learn more and join, go to the World Community Grid site.

I have been running the World Community Grid on my PCs since November 2004 and have not had any problems affecting the performance or security of my system.

We can't always afford to give money to medical research, but we can afford to give our PC's spare time.

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