World Community Grid's mission is to create the largest public computing grid benefiting humanity. Our work is built on the belief that technological innovation combined with visionary scientific research and large-scale volunteerism can change our world for the better. Our success depends on individuals - like you - collectively contributing their unused computer time to this not-for-profit endeavor.
World Community Grid project URL; http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/
About World Community Grid
World Community Grid's mission is to create the world's largest public computing grid to tackle projects that benefit humanity.
Our work has developed the technical infrastructure that serves as the grid's foundation for scientific research. Our success depends upon individuals collectively contributing their unused computer time to change the world for the better.
World Community Grid is making 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 our commitment to advancing human welfare, all results will be in the public domain and made public to the global research community.
Nutritious Rice for the World (Launched May 12, 2008)
Computing power supplied by World Community Grid volunteers for the Nutritious Rice for the World project will assist in compiling computational modules that will help determine the best options for maximizing rice yields and quality. Read more...
Help Conquer Cancer (Launched November 6, 2007)
The Ontario Cancer Institute (OCI), Princess Margaret Hospital and University Health Network have teamed with World Community Grid to improve the results of protein X-ray crystallography in order to increase understanding of cancer and its treatment. Read more...
AfricanClimate@Home (Launched September 3, 2007)
World Community Grid and researchers from the Climate Systems Analysis Group at University of Cape Town are teaming to develop more accurate climate models of specific regions in Africa. This will serve as a basis for understanding how the climate will change in the future so that measures designed to alleviate the adverse effects of climate change can be better implemented. Read more...
Discovering Dengue Drugs - Together (Launched August 21, 2007)
Scientists from The University of Texas Medical Branch and the University of Chicago have joined with World Community Grid researchers to combat some of the most widespread viral diseases in the developed and developing world. The project's immediate goal is to uncover novel drugs to cure dengue hemorrhagic fever, hepatitis C, West Nile encephalitis, and Yellow fever; these diseases result from infection with viruses from the family Flaviviridae. Read more...
For specific questions about the Discovering Dengue Drugs - Together Project, please go to the Discovering Dengue Drugs - Together Project FAQs.
Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy (Launched December 19, 2006)
World Community Grid and researchers supported by Decrypthon, a partnership between AFM (French Muscular Dystrophy Association), CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research) and IBM are investigating protein-protein interactions for 40,000 proteins whose structures are known, with particular focus on those proteins that play a role in neuromuscular diseases. The database of information produced will help researchers design molecules to inhibit or enhance binding of particular macromolecules, hopefully leading to better treatments for muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular diseases. Read more...
For specific questions about the Help Defeat Muscular Dystrophy Project, please go to the Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy Project FAQs.
Human Proteome Folding - Phase 2 (Launched June 23, 2006)
Human Proteome Folding Phase 2 (HPF2) continues where the first phase left off. The two main objectives of the project are to: 1) obtain higher resolution structures for specific human proteins and pathogen proteins and 2) further explore the limits of protein structure prediction by further developing Rosetta software structure prediction. Read more...
For specific questions about the Human Proteome Folding - Phase 2 Project, please go to the Human Proteome Folding - Phase 2 FAQs.
FightAIDS@Home (Launched November 21, 2005)
FightAIDS@Home is a project focused on using computation methods to identify candidate drugs that have the right shape and chemical characteristics to block HIV protease. This approach is called "Structure-Based Drug Design", and according to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, it has already had a dramatic effect on the lives of people living with AIDS. Read more...
For specific questions about the FightAIDS@Home Project, including how The Scripps Research Institute and World Community Grid are working together on the project, please go to the FightAIDS@Home FAQs.
IBM World Community Grid Tackles Rice Crisis
As concerns of a global hunger crises mount, IBM and researchers at the University of Washington today launched a new program to develop stronger strains of rice that could produce crops with larger and more nutritious yields.
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