People around the world are donating their spare computing power to help scientists combat deadly diseases and deliver a sustainable future.
Since its launch in 2004, the World Community Grid initiative has hooked researchers up to half a billion US dollars’ worth of free supercomputing power. It is built by donations of computing time from hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.
The IBM ‘philanthropic initiative’ has now moved on to the IBM cloud for all its infrastructure as it continues to support scientists find solutions to eradicate major diseases, including childhood cancer, HIV/AIDS, and Zika.
“World Community Grid makes it possible for computationally intensive research projects that would have taken years to be completed in weeks or months, and faster results means benefits are delivered sooner to patients and communities around the world,” explained Jennifer Ryan Crozier, IBM Vice President of Corporate Citizenship and President of the IBM International Foundation. “By moving to IBM Cloud, World Community Grid is poised for years of growth and will leverage automation tools to make our development and deployment processes more efficient.”
Anyone with a computer or android device can sign up and help scientists with their research.