Off-world Community Grid Team

Off-world Community Grid Team

World Community Grid is an IBM sponsored philanthropic initiative, started in November of 2004. Its purpose is to create the world's largest public computing grid for running research projects that benefit humanity.

About World Community Grid

World Community Grid is making technology available only to public and not-for-profit organizations to use in humanitarian research that might otherwise not be completed due to the high cost of the computer infrastructure required in the absence of a public grid. As part of our commitment to advancing human welfare, all results will be in the public domain and made public to the global research community.

How Grid Technology Works

Making a difference has never been easier! Grid technology is simple and safe to use. To start, you download and install a small program or "agent" onto your computer.

When idle, your computer will request data on a specific project from World Community Grid's server. It will then perform computations on this data, send the results back to the server, and ask the server for a new piece of work. Each computation that your computer performs provides scientists with critical information that accelerates the pace of research!

World Community Grid is only as strong as its volunteer force! Please help accelerate humanitarian research even further by joining the Off-world Community Grid Team!

Join the Team!

If you already participate in the World Community Grid, then all you need to do to join the Off-world Community Grid team is to click here and then click on the join now button on the page that appears.

If you have not yet joined World Community Grid, then you will first need to download the agent and register here with the World Community Grid. Once you have completed the download and registration process join the team!