World Community Grid Newsletter
Volume 7 – November 2008   
Welcome to World Community Grid's newsletter!

World Community Grid will soon be celebrating its 4th anniversary! We are very proud to have been able to join two important groups together: Individuals who want to make a difference and scientists eager to significantly advance their humanitarian research. In the four years that World Community Grid has been running, 10 research projects have launched, and many research milestones have been reached. Going forward, World Community Grid will be running a number of exciting new research projects, so stay tuned.

Running more research requires additional computing power, so World Community Grid always welcomes new members who wish to dedicate the unused cycles of their computers to humanitarian research. So to get more people to join World Community Grid, we have created a video challenge, which you can learn more about in this newsletter. Also included in this newsletter are testimonials from members who are inspired by and excited about their participation in World Community Grid.

We hope you find this newsletter informative.

World Community Grid celebrates its fourth anniversary
On our fourth anniversary, we celebrate our tremendous volunteer force of more than 411,000 volunteers who have registered more than 1,111,000 computers. Together, we have contributed enough computing power to make World Community Grid the largest volunteer effort of its kind on the planet. More than 195,000 years of computer run time have been provided, allowing for 216 million results to be made available to important humanitarian research.   [read more]

Research Update
Since World Community Grid's launch in November 2004, more than
200 million research results have been produced by the computers of participating volunteers. The computer power that our volunteer community has donated equals one PC running nonstop for more than 195,000 years. With this tremendous power, World Community Grid is able to run five projects at the same time. In December of 2008 we will be announcing our next exciting project so stay tuned for that. Our schedule also has several additional projects starting in early 2009. Read more for updates for all the projects that are currently running on World Community Grid as well as those that have finished running on World Community Grid.   [read more]

Video Challenge
World Community Grid has launched an exciting video challenge and awareness campaign called "I Dedicate". The purpose of this multifaceted campaign is to increase awareness of World Community Grid in social networking communities, and grow our volunteer base.   [read more]
World AIDS Day Challenge
World AIDS Day is on December 1st, and it is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV and AIDS. Started in 1988, World AIDS Day is about increasing awareness, fighting prejudice and improving education and serves as an important reminder that HIV has not gone away.   [read more]

200 Million Results Challenge
On July 28, World Community Grid announced the "200,000,000th Result Challenge," a contest open to all teams to see which team would return this result milestone and which team would return the most results during the challenge.   [read more]

Interview with Clemson's School of Computing
Clemson School of Computing boasts World Community Grid's top ranked university team, logging an impressive 221-plus years of run time and returning more than 304,000 research results to benefit humanity. The school, part of Clemson University in South Carolina, offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a variety of computer science fields.

World Community Grid sat down with Dr. Sebastien Goasguen, Assistant Professor and captain of the school's team, to learn more about their invaluable contributions.   [read more]

IBM Employee promotes World Community Grid
"Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth." N. Eldon Tanner   [read more]
  In This Issue
Fourth Anniversary
Research Update
Video Challenge
World AIDS Day Challenge
200 Million Results Challenge
Clemson University
IBM Employee promotes World Community Grid
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