World Community Grid
|Goal||Support scientific research in health, poverty & sustainability.|
|Task||Donate your device's unused computing power to research.|
World Community Grid, an IBM philanthropic initiative, was created in 2004 to support humanitarian research on health, poverty, and sustainability. Through World Community Grid, hundreds of thousands of volunteers from around the globe have donated unused computing power from their computers and Android devices to help scientists make discover important advances to fighting cancer, AIDS and malaria; and developed novel solutions to environmental challenges, including new materials for affordable solar energy and more efficient water filtration.
|How to Join||
Go to http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/ to register and download the World Community Grid app on your computer or Android device.
|Ideal Age Group||College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors|
|Average Time||Less than an hour|
|Spend the Time||indoors|
|Type of Activity||At school, Exclusively online, At night, At home|
|Tags||aids, boinc, cancer, childhood cancer, citizen science, clean energy, clean water, dengue, distributed computing, ebola, genomics, health, hiv, malaria, neglected disease, neuroblastoma, open data, poverty, research, scientific research, solar energy, sustainability, tropical disease, tuberculosis, volunteer computing, zika|
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Great philanthropic effort by IBM to tackle research for the benefit of humanity. I've participated in this for years and can say they have a real understanding on choosing high impact research you can contribute to while you go about your day on your computer at home or at work.
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