The World Community Grid: Make your computer’s idle time to useful

28 Sep 2010 - 2 minute read
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Their Mission, Their Work and You

World Community Grid’s mission is to create the world’s largest public computing grid to tackle projects that benefit humanity.

The [World Community Grid]( World Community Grid) wants to turn you spare computer power into life saving change around the globe. Sponsored by IBM, the WCG is a nonprofit that partners with research teams to help them analyze data and run simulations. Each person who joins WCG donates their idle computer time to solve a fraction of a larger problem. Put together, the fleet of WCG computers give scientists an amazing amount of processing power. WCG targets that research which it feels will best serve the global community.

How this works?

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!

How many people are already helping? Am I the only one?

You are not the only one! Thousands of people are getting membership to this site per day! So join now.

How to get Involved?

You just have to register and choose the projects you want to use your computing power for and then you will be able to download the file and voila, you have just helped in helping the world.