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Jun 15, 2005 (Vol. 25, No. 12)

World Community Grid

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Can it possibly be 20 years since “We Are the World” was performed to raise money for starving millions in Africa? A lot has happened since then. Michael Jackson is still a household name, but not for his music. Computing too has undergone a radical transformation, providing all of us with another way to help change the world we live in. Enter World Community Grid, which provides a way for users to change the world by donating spare computer time instead of money. No, this isn’t SETI at Home, but rather a very visible attempt “to create the world’s largest public computing grid to tackle projects that benefit humanity.” At present, just under 100,000 devices are on the grid tackling projects that range from predicting protein folding to analyzing therapeutical candidates for fighting smallpox infections. You can participate too. Check this one out.
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