What if

What if you could help fight cancer
while checking your email?
. What if you could help cure Ebola
while listening to music?
. What if you could help develop clean energy
while watching video?
. What if you could help treat HIV/AIDS
while posting an update?
. What if you could help uncover nature’s powers
while reading the news?

Join thousands of volunteers now

Introduction

Accelerate research with no investment of time or money.


When you become a World Community Grid volunteer, you donate your device’s spare computing power to help scientists solve the world’s biggest problems in health and sustainability.

World Community Grid is currently accepting donated power from Windows, Mac, Linux and Android devices.

How it works

  • Challenge

    Scientists need help

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    They’re searching the microscopic world for answers to our biggest problems, but it’s hard to know where to start. That’s why many use computer simulations to point them in the right direction, just as explorers rely on maps to find their way.

    Finding answers is tough, and without more computers, doing scientific research can be a bit like exploring with an incomplete map

  • Solution

    Your device makes a difference

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    World Community Grid turns your device into an explorer. You choose a research area, download a toolkit called BOINC and join the thousands of volunteers helping to chart the microscopic jungle.

  • Impact

    Get results that matter

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    As a World Community Grid volunteer, your device does research calculations when it’s idle, so just by using it as you do every day, you can help scientists get results in months instead of decades. With your help, they can identify the most important areas to study in the lab, bringing them one step closer to discoveries that save lives and address global problems.

Current Projects

Cancer

Ebola

Energy

AIDS

Genomes

Your device could help...

...detect cancer earlier.

Researchers are identifying combinations of genetic markers that will help predict cancer and its progression, leading to better individual treatments.

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Your device could help...

…fight Ebola.

Scientists are looking for new antiviral drugs to fight the deadly Ebola virus.

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Your device could help...

…make better solar cells.

In the biggest quantum chemistry investigation ever performed, scientists are researching organic compounds to develop flexible solar cells that could be woven into fabric or painted on roofs.

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Your device could help...

…identify more effective HIV/AIDS treatments.

Researchers are searching for new antiviral drugs to control the progression of HIV, prevent the onset of AIDS and prolong life.

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Your device could help...

…learn from the natural world.

Researchers are analyzing thousands of organisms to reveal how nature’s adaptations to extreme environments can help address global issues, like hunger, pollution and disease.

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Performance

Unobtrusive

It won't slow you down.
Our software monitors your device’s performance, so whatever you are doing on your device, it stays out of the way.

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Efficient and hassle free

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It won't drain your battery.
By default, World Community Grid only runs when you’re connected to power.

IBM secured, community trusted

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As a volunteer, you’re totally protected.
Your personal information will never be shared.
The software cannot access your personal files.
Security experts constantly test the system for vulnerabilities to the latest threats.

Intelligent and considerate

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It won't use up your mobile data plan.
World Community Grid only downloads research tasks and uploads results when you’re connected to a wireless network.

Testimonials

Who’s talking about us:

Comparisons

While you were learning about World Community Grid…


…your device could have analyzed
291 potential cancer signatures

Join now and start helping today