Jun 12, 2008

Help to Change The World

Donate the time your computer is turned on, but is idle, to projects that benefit humanity!
The Power of Sharing
What if each of the world’s estimated 650 million PCs could be linked to focus on humanity’s most pressing issues? World Community Grid--launched in November 2004 and dedicated to becoming the world’s largest public computing grid working on humanitarian research -- is making this dream a reality. This initiative allows hundreds of thousands of volunteers to donate unused PC time to researchers around the world. Progress on critical health issues, such as HIV/Aids, has already been achieved.

Grid Computing
Grid computing joins together many individual computers, creating a large system with massive computational power that far surpasses the power of several supercomputers. Because the work is split into small pieces that can be processed simultaneously, research time is reduced from years to months, or even days. The technology is also more cost-effective, enabling better use of critical funds.

World Community Grid projects include:
•FightAIDS@Home. (November 2005). Accelerates research to identify effective and inexpensive anti-HIV drugs. The first stage, which involved more than two quadrillion calculations, has been completed.
•Fiocruz Genome Comparison (November 2006) Provides researchers with improved cataloguing and annotation capabilities regarding complex gene sequencing data.
•Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy (December 2006) Will help researchers design molecules to inhibit or enhance binding of particular macromolecules, with the hope of finding better treatments for muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular diseases.
•Help Defeat Cancer. (July 2006) Analyzes cancer tissue microarrays that will lead to a rich data base to help doctors diagnose, treat and provide more accurate prognoses for cancer patients.
•Human Proteome Folding Project 2. (June 2006) Holds great promise in uncovering the role of proteins and their impact on diseases such as malaria.

For more information, visit here: http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/
Let's become part of a community that is helping to change the world.

After install the software, go to the advanced view and click the preferences to adjust the settings. Better to choose 1 task/project to run because it will run the computer usage quite heavily. Your computer has to connect to the Internet in the same time. Click the image below to view my recommend settings.

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