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Volunteers Contribute Spare Cycles to Ebola Research

Dec 4, 2014 |

IBM announced that its World Community Grid, now “powered by its SoftLayer cloud,” will provide free virtual supercomputing power to The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) to accelerate the screening of chemical compounds critical to stopping the deadly Ebola virus. Some treatments have been shown effective against Ebola, but scientists have not yet discovered its ultimate achilles Read more…

Community Grid Fosters Microbial Discovery

Oct 22, 2014 |

An international team of volunteers is putting their spare computing power to work unlocking the secrets of microbes from around the world. By plugging in to IBM’s World Community Grid, contributors are creating a supercomputer that can carry out genetic comparisons of a wide variety of tiny organisms that are too small to see with the naked eye. Read more…

QMachine Combines HPC with WWW

Mar 14, 2013 |

QMachine leverages the processing power of Web browsers to create a commodity supercomputer.

QMachine Combines HPC with WWW

Mar 14, 2013 |

QMachine leverages the processing power of Web browsers to create a commodity supercomputer.

Computing for a Cure

Mar 13, 2013 |

Quantum Cures wants your help identifying drug candidates for orphan and rare diseases.

Computing for a Cure

Mar 13, 2013 |

Quantum Cures wants your help identifying drug candidates for orphan and rare diseases.

Volunteer Grid Project Finds Biggest Prime Ever

Feb 8, 2013 |

The 17,425,170-digit prime number was discovered after a five-year hunt.

Volunteer Grid Project Finds Biggest Prime Ever

Feb 8, 2013 |

The 17,425,170-digit prime number was discovered after a five-year hunt.

Sony Removes Folding@home Service from PS3

Oct 22, 2012 |

After a successful five-year run, Sony is ending its participation with Stanford University’s Folding@home project.

Ethical Supercomputing

Jan 12, 2012 |

The latest volunteer supercomputing grid, Charity Engine, has a new twist on how to make the world a better place.

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