World Community Grid
World Community Grid's mission is to create the world's largest public computing grid to tackle projects that benefit humanity.
World Community Grid's success depends upon a massive volunteer force collectively contributing their unused computer time to accelerate research on humanitarian issues. Their partners include companies, universities and associations who are actively encouraging their employees, students, and members to join this vital effort. World Scouting has become a partner of World Community Grid, joining the IBM Corporation and a group of more than 340 companies, associations, foundations, non-profits and academic institutions.
World Community Grid's work has developed the technical infrastructure that serves as the grid's foundation for scientific research. Hundreds of thousand of volunteers around the globe are donating some of the time when their computers are on but not in use. World Community Grid is harnessing this unused power to help advance promising humanitarian research projects. Results on critical health issues have already been achieved, demonstrating World Community Grid’s potential to make significant inroads on a great range of future projects that can benefit the world.
World Community Grid is making its 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 its commitment to advancing human welfare, all results will be in the public domain and made public to the global research community.
Learn more about how World Community Grid is using technology to solve global problems by visiting http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org.
IBM - Sponsors of the World Community Grid
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.
World Community Grid, the name and logo, are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the U.S., other countries, or both, and are used under license.
While millions of personal computers sit idle on office desks and in homes worldwide, hundreds of people contract and die from infectious diseases every hour. As screen savers run, millions die from hunger, or environmental disasters devastate whole communities. But it doesn't have to be that way and one year ago World Scouting took up the challenge!
Geneva – 2 August 2007 – If you associate Scouts only with camping and tying knots, think again! As part of its Centenary celebrations, World Scouting has today launched a partnership with World Community Grid™ in a joint effort to create a better world through information technology.