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Technology: World Community Grid
"Technology Solving Problems"

Hosted by IBM, the World Community Grid is a public-computing network designed to bolster humanitarian research using a vast network of computers, each contributing their idling time to large research projects. The current effort is the Institute for Systems Biology's Human Proteome Folding Project, which will ultimately contribute to disease prevention by developing a greater understanding of the shapes of human proteins. The Grid site has a downloadable RFP, project archives, simple instructions for joining the Grid, several forums, and Grid statistics. <>