What Would You Do With 600,000 Years of Computing Power? « A Smarter Planet Blog

Juan Hindo, Program Manager, Citizenship & Corporate Affairs, IBM

By Juan Hindo

Today, World Community Grid celebrates eight years of bringing together volunteers from around the world to support humanitarian research. World Community Grid taps the spare computational power of computers volunteered by the general public and provides it – free of charge – to scientists who might not otherwise have access to the intensive computing power they require for timely, humanitarian research.

 In eight years, our volunteers have provided research scientists with the equivalent of more than 600,000 years of computing power to seek cures and new treatments for many diseases, identify clean sources of energy and seek to improve water quality. These projects have yielded more than 30 peer-reviewed scientific papers – industry recognition of scientific research being advanced by World Community Grid.

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    I’ve been using...WCG for about 3 months now. Put simply: it takes
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