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Become part of the team to use your processor to solve illnesses around the world.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by thatotherguy, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. thatotherguy

    thatotherguy Power Member

    Mar 4, 2012
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    We Are Members of the World Community Grid. To be a member you must signup with our link here:

    Become part of the team to use your processor to solve illnesses around the world. When you are not gaming your computer can help you earn points in solving illnesses around the world!

    We will be giving away games once a month to lucky group members

    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.

    World wide Grid Sponsor.

    IBM Corporation, a leader in the creation, development and manufacture of the industry's most advanced information technologies, has donated the hardware, software, technical services and expertise to build the infrastructure for World Community Grid and provides free hosting, maintenance and support.

    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).
  2. Atastic

    Atastic Newbie

    May 11, 2013
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    Didn`t PS3 have a sortlike feature?
  3. pandadog

    pandadog Registered Member

    Jan 3, 2013
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    PS3 has Folding@home which is a little different.
    OP, I'm glad to see someone here into Distributed Computing too. I have a dedicated desktop crunching WCG 24/7 and I used to have a dual GPU, liquid cooled desktop crunching too when I wasn't gaming. That thing was ridiculous, fun times. If you have a good graphics card, those things are beasts at distributed computing.
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2013