With almost 2.5 million years of scientific computations, the amazing WCG volunteers contributed to 32 scientific projects already.
From 2004 to 2022 many things have changed, including data centers, the WCG back-end, volunteer hardware, projects, and the number of volunteers. As a result, more work units have been completed each day. We are nearing 2.5 million years of scientific computation.
The dedication of volunteers (and researchers) keeps increasing. The growing number and diversity of projects will require increased computational capacity. Until now, 32 projects (5 remain active in 2022) benefited from the computational power offered by WCG. Individual projects varied in duration, and amount of volunteer computation contributed.
The acronyms for individual projects are defined as follows (in alphabetical order; current projects are highlighted in blue): Africa Rainfall Project: ARP; AfricanClimate@Home: ACH; Beta Testing: Beta; Computing for Clean Water: CCW; Computing for Sustainable Water: CSW; Discovering Dengue Drugs - Together: DDDT; Discovering Dengue Drugs - Together - Phase 2: DDDT2; Drug Search for Leishmaniasis: DSL; FightAIDS@Home: AIDS; FightAIDS@Home - Phase 2: AIDS2; GO Fight Against Malaria: GOFAM; Genome Comparison: GC; Help Conquer Cancer: HCC; Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy: HCMD; Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy - Phase 2: HCMD2; Help Defeat Cancer: HDC; Help Fight Childhood Cancer: HFCC; Help Stop TB: HSTB; Human Proteome Folding: HPF; Human Proteome Folding - Phase 2: HPF2; Influenza Antiviral Drug Search: IADS; Mapping Cancer Markers: MCC; Microbiome Immunity Project: MIP; Nutritious Rice for the World: NRW; OpenPandemics - COVID-19: OPN1; OpenZika: OZ; Outsmart Ebola Together: OET;
Say No to Schistosoma: SNS; Smash Childhood Cancer: SCC; The Clean Energy Project: TCEP; The Clean Energy Project - Phase 2: TCEP2; Uncovering Genome Mysteries: UGM.
66K active members contributed in the last year, and over time 806,240 unique members contributed to WCG; of those, 452,595 joined 36,408 teams. Teams are a great way to interact and compete, and the higher the number of teams a participant is part of, the longer they tend to contribute (as visible in the next figure).
Thank you all for supporting citizen science.