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June 5th, 2012, 03:08 AM #1Join the World Community Grid and help the world
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Grid Computing: The Basics
Grid computing joins together many individual computers, creating a large system with massive computational power that far surpasses the power of a handful of supercomputers. Because the work is split into small pieces that can be processed simultaneously, research time is reduced from years to months. The technology is also more cost-effective, enabling better use of critical funds.
Changing Our World Now
Grid computing is not a futuristic technology. World Community Grid is at work right now applying this technology to exciting research projects that can benefit us all.
Our first project, Human Proteome Folding, is identifying the proteins produced by human genes. With this information, scientists can understand how defects in proteins can cause disease, making it easier to find cures.
In 2003, with grid computing, in less than three months scientists identified 44 potential treatments to fight the deadly smallpox disease. Without the grid, the work would have taken more than one year to complete.
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June 9th, 2012, 01:49 AM #2
We're helping to find ways to improve water quality.
What are you doing?
Why not donate your unused computer time to World Community Grid and the Computing for Sustainable Water project to help provide invaluable information to research scientists for potentially improving the quality of the water in our world's watersheds?
It's simple, secure, and you can contribute for free.
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