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Happy 7th Birthday, World Community Grid!
16 Nov 2011   


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Happy Birthday World Community Grid!



World Community Grid is 7 years of age today, November 16, 2011, and kudos go to all of our members for donating their computer power each and every day to advance critical humanitarian research!

Since last year, we have accomplished the following:

Looking at the numbers: The following statistical growth was accomplished. (To see the current statistics click here).
  • Members: 44,000 new members registered
  • Devices: 241,000 new devices were registered
  • Computer Run Time: 120,000 years of computer run time were donated
  • Points: 126 Billion points were awarded
  • Research Results: 253 Million results were returned

    Active Research Projects:
    During the last 12 months, World Community Grid continued running the following research projects. Click on the project name to find out more about each project:
  • Drug Search for Leishmaniasis
  • Computing for Clean Water
  • The Clean Energy Project - Phase 2
  • Discovering Dengue Drugs - Together - Phase 2
  • Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy - Phase 2
  • Help Fight Childhood Cancer
  • Help Conquer Cancer
  • Human Proteome Folding - Phase 2
  • FightAIDS@Home

    New Research Projects:
    During the last 12 months, World Community Grid launched the following research projects. Click on the project name to find out more about each project:
  • GO Fight Against Malaria
  • Drug Search for Leishmaniasis

    Future project queue:
    Proposals for nine additional research projects have been received and are being reviewed at this time. Two of these research projects were announced in a September 7, 2010 press release. The remainder of the projects in review will be announced at launch time.

    Additional accomplishments:
    The following is a list of additional accomplishments:
  • World Community Grid recognized as one of IBM's 100 Icons of Progress
  • World Community Grid research scientists awarded portion of IBM Watson Jeopardy! winnings
  • Expanded ability to handle growth by taking advantage of the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise
  • 30 Peer Reviewed Research Papers
  • 27 World Community Grid Videos
  • 4 Lecture Series Webcasts:
  • Social Media:
  • Computerworld 21st Century Achievement Award: More accomplishments are listed in the News & Updates section of the website.

    The enthusiasm and loyalty of all of our members are the key factors in making World Community Grid a great success and ready to accomplish new heights in our 8th year of giving back to the world we live in!

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