New BOINC Project

World Community Grid, sponsored by IBM

An idea of what they do

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Looks like a for profit one…cos if I’m not mistaken United Devices ran the for profit cancer one?

I quote:

In this groundbreaking United Devices project,

World Community Grid’s mission is to create the largest public computing grid benefiting humanity. Our work is built on the belief that technological innovation combined with visionary scientific research and large-scale volunteerism can change our world for the better. Our success depends on individuals - like you - collectively contributing their unused computer time to this not-for-profit endeavor.



missed that bit :stuck_out_tongue:

EDIT: you sure its a BOINC project? it’s asking me to download a application…

I don’t find BOINC anywhere either. They have their own application for DC available for download.

*EDIT: According to a thread on their forums, they use BOINC for their Linux client.


that is United Devices, if you download the Windows client…

and when i look here

Pharmaceutical giant Novartis [NYSE: NVS] will use the MetaProcessor platform on 1,000 personal computers throughout the Novartis network. MetaProcessor aggregates unused power from personal computers to run computing applications in life sciences and other industries, the release states.


is one of the Big in Pharma…

not a Project i will take my Computer power …

my personell meaning…

Sir Ulli

From the WCG Forums…

All of the members here are very loyal to the effort that we are trying to acomplish, which I can assure is 100% above board and is a genuine philanthropic venture for the good of humanity as a whole
There are members here from all over the world and I can assure you that a good portion of them have done their homework to insure that this project is living up to it’s promises
The whole world is being a vehicle to move this project along
I can assure you that the results go into the public domain, and cannot be patented by anyone
That is a stipulation that this project is built on


[B]I was concerned too. It took me a few minutes to track down exactly how this works. :slight_smile: The project is being run “on” the world community grid, for the Institute for Systems Biology, which is a non-profit organization.

So the information goes to not for profit things. [/B]


From the document that solicits researchers to use the grid …

[B]World Community Grid is designed as a resource for research done with a philanthropic or humanitarian purpose and will only be available to projects conducted for public and not-for-profit purposes… Results must be made available to the global research community by the sponsoring research organization and remain in the public domain. The results will also be available on World Community Grid’s website for volunteers and other visitors.

I’m not sure how it could be much more clear than that:
1). They will only allow it to be used by Non-Profit Organizations
2.) All results must remain in the public domain


[B]“World Community Grid, with technology and funding provided by the IBM Corporation, is making grid technology available 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.”


“Following the conclusion of the project, the research organization will make results produced by World Community Grid freely available to other research organizations within six months. The research organization also will provide results in a lay version for the World Community Grid community of volunteers and interested visitors to the web site.”

I don’t know how they can make more clear than that.[/B]

UD involvement was not with the World Community Grid, but

Personally I’m convinced, not trying to convince anyone else here, just laying down the evidence.


thanks for the Info, so i was wrong, but when i hear somethink of United Devices…

so all is clear out :slight_smile:

Sir Ulli