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2019-10-09: Planned Maintenance on Thursday, October 10, 2019 ( Completed )

We are updating the operating system on our servers on Thursday, October 10, beginning at 15:00 UTC.

2019-10-09: Planned Maintenance on Thursday, October 10, 2019

We are updating the operating system on our servers on Thursday, October 10, beginning at 15:00 UTC.

2019-09-12: Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy Researcher Developing New Methods for Deciphering Protein-Protein Interactions

Dr. Alessandra Carbone, the primary investigator for the Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy project, recently published a paper along with several colleagues to propose new techniques for looking at the complexities of protein-protein interactions.

2019-09-06: THOR Challenge Attracts a Record Number of Teams in 2019

The THOR Challenge, one of World Community Grid's largest team competitions, is back for another record-breaking season. Learn more in this article.

2019-09-04: Planned Maintenance on Thursday, September 5, 2019

We are updating the operating system on our servers on Thursday, September 5, beginning at 19:00 UTC.

2019-09-04: Planned Maintenance on Thursday, September 5, 2019 ( Update )

We are updating the operating system on our servers on Thursday, September 5, beginning at 19:00 UTC.

2019-08-29: A Fond Farewell for a Founding World Community Grid Team Member

World Community Grid scientific liaison Viktors Berstis is retiring after a 42-year career with IBM. In this article, we look back at his work and forward to his plans for the next chapter of his life.

2019-08-21: We're Switching to Email-Based Login

On August 28, World Community Grid will be switching from a username-based login system to an email-based login system. Learn what this means for existing and new volunteers in this article.

2019-08-15: Stockholm Science & Innovation School Competition Donates 25 Years of Computing Time to Cancer and Microbiome Research

A high school in Sweden chose to support Mapping Cancer Markers and the Microbiome Immunity Project during a one-month competition between five World Community Grid teams. Here?s what they learned during the process.

2019-07-23: 200,000 Newly Predicted Protein Structures and Counting: The Microbiome Immunity Project's Plans for the Future

The Microbiome Immunity Project has led to the prediction of almost 200,000 unique protein structures (so far), and the project has gone international. Learn more in this video update.

2019-07-16: Planned Maintenance on Thursday, July 18, 2019 [ Completed ]

We are updating the operating system on our servers on Thursday, July 18, beginning at 19:00 UTC.

2019-07-16: Planned Maintenance on Thursday, July 18, 2019

We are updating the operating system on our servers on Thursday, July 18, beginning at 19:00 UTC.

2019-07-09: OpenZika Nears End of Work on World Community Grid

The OpenZika researchers are making ambitious plans to analyze the data that has been processed by World Community Grid volunteers over the past three years. Learn about the next steps for the project in this comprehensive update.

2019-06-18: Help Stop TB Team Continues Learning and Searching

While the Help Stop TB researchers continue the search for new team members, they are also learning from the data they receive from World Community Grid.

2019-06-12: Planned Maintenance on Thursday, June 13, 2019

We are updating the storage on our servers on Thursday, June 13, beginning at 15:45 UTC.

2019-06-12: Planned Maintenance on Thursday, June 13, 2019 (Completed)

We are updating the storage on our servers on Thursday, June 13, beginning at 15:45 UTC.

2019-05-16: Student and Teacher Become First Volunteers to Visit Mapping Cancer Markers Research Team

In a first for World Community Grid, high school student Dylan Bucci and teacher Robert Esposito recently traveled to Toronto to meet the scientists running the Mapping Cancer Markers project at Krembil Research Institute. This is the first time World Community Grid volunteers have ever visited a research institution to meet with scientists who use the program.

2019-04-30: Planned Maintenance on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 [ Completed ]

We are updating the operating system on our servers on Wednesday, May 1, beginning at 19:00 UTC. (Completed)

2019-04-30: Planned Maintenance on Wednesday, May 1, 2019

We are updating the operating system on our servers on Wednesday, May 1, beginning at 19:00 UTC.

2019-04-22: FightAIDS@Home Team's New Simulation Technique Published in Industry Journal

The FightAIDS@Home - Phase 2 team teamed up with World Community Grid to examine and refine the results of Phase 1 of the project. Over the past 18 months, they've created a new technique called asynchronous replica exchange, which drastically increases the effectiveness of their computations and may have implications for other researchers who use the same software for drug discovery. The results of this work were recently published in the Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling.

2019-04-09: Planned Maintenance on Thursday, April 11

We are updating the operating system on our servers on Thursday, April 11, beginning at 14:00 UTC.

2019-04-09: Planned Maintenance on Thursday, April 11 (Completed)

We are updating the operating system on our servers on Thursday, April 11, beginning at 14:00 UTC.

2019-03-26: Volunteer Opportunities in BOINC for Mac Developers

Are you a Mac developer? The team of volunteers supporting BOINC is looking for experienced Mac developers to help support and maintain the software that World Community Grid and other distributed computing projects depend on for scientific research.

2019-03-26: Volunteer opportunities in BOINC for Mac Developers

Are you a Mac developer? The team of volunteers supporting BOINC is looking for experienced Mac developers to help support and maintain the software that World Community Grid and other distributed computing projects depend on for scientific research.

2019-03-12: "We can feel the heartbeats of the crunch for science."

Meet Jerome Doussy, a volunteer from France who shares his own words why he supports World Community Grid and scientific research.

2019-03-05: CRUNCHERS SANS FRONTIERES Launches First Ever Team Relay Challenge

An international team of crunchers is launching a unique new type of team challenge. Learn more about the Athena Trophy, created by CRUNCHERS SANS FRONTIERES, in this article.

2019-02-28: New Type of Work Unit and New Team Members for FightAIDS@Home - Phase 2

FightAIDS@Home - Phase 2 has released a new, more efficient type of work unit. They've also added four new members to their research team.

2019-02-19: Meet Your Fellow Volunteer Computing Enthusiasts at the BOINC Workshop 2019

We're excited host this year's BOINC Workshop in Chicago, Illinois, USA. If you're reading this, you're part of the BOINC community and we'd like to meet you.

2019-02-04: Planned Maintenance on Wednesday, February 6

We are updating the operating system on our servers on Wednesday, February 6, beginning at 19:00 UTC.

2019-02-04: Planned Maintenance on Wednesday, February 6 (Completed)

We are updating the operating system on our servers on Wednesday, February 6, beginning at 19:00 UTC.

2019-01-04: Planned Maintenance on Tuesday, January 8

We are updating the storage system on our servers on Tuesday, January 8, beginning at 15:00 UTC.

2019-01-04: Planned Maintenance on Tuesday, January 8 (Completed)

We are updating the storage system on our servers on Tuesday, January 8, beginning at 15:00 UTC.

2018-12-20: OpenZika Team Adds New Resources to Continue Massive Data Analysis

New research models, a new student, new publications, new collaborations, and continuing data analysis are all detailed in this comprehensive update from the OpenZika research team.

2018-12-11: Let Your Computer Daydream Protein Structures: The Microbiome Immunity Project's 1st Full Year

Researchers from three leading scientific institutions are collaborating to explore the proteins in the human microbiome. Learn more about how they work together, and what they've accomplished at the end of the project's first full year, in this update.

2018-12-06: Planned Maintenance on Monday, December 10 (Completed)

We are expanding the storage for one of our databases on Monday, December 10, starting at 15:00 UTC.

2018-12-06: Planned Maintenance on Monday, December 10

We are expanding the storage for one of our databases on Monday, December 10, starting at 15:00 UTC.

2018-12-05: Smash Childhood Cancer Welcomes New Collaborator

The Smash Childhood Cancer team recently welcomed a new US-based researcher. Several of the researchers also met in person for the first time to discuss the project.

2018-11-26: Planned Maintenance on Thursday, November 29

We are updating the operating system on our servers on Thursday, November 29, beginning at 20:00 UTC.

2018-11-26: Planned Maintenance on Thursday, November 29 (Completed)

We are updating the operating system on our servers on Thursday, November 29, beginning at 20:00 UTC.

2018-11-13: Shining a Beacon for Science

Scientists, and science itself, are facing increasing challenges in many parts of the world. To mark World Community Grid's 14th anniversary, we're asking you to publicly show your support for science on social media, in our forum, and on your own website or blog.

2018-10-22: New Version of World Community Grid for Mac and Windows Now Available for Download

Volunteers can now upgrade to version 7.14.2 of the software that runs World Community Grid.

2018-10-08: Planned Maintenance on Thursday, October 11

We are updating the operating system on our servers on Thursday, October 11, beginning at 14:00 UTC.

2018-10-08: Planned Maintenance on Thursday, October 11 (Completed)

We are updating the operating system on our servers on Thursday, October 11, beginning at 14:00 UTC.

2018-10-03: Outsmart Ebola Together Ends Current Phase of Work to Process Data, Look for Additional Collaborators

The Outsmart Ebola Together research team is moving on to the data analysis phase of the project. Read more in this message from principal investigator Dr. Erica Ollmann Saphire.

2018-09-28: A Graduation, a Paper, and a Continuing Search for the Help Stop TB Researchers

In this update, principal investigator Dr. Anna Croft shares two recent milestones for the Help Stop TB research team, and discusses their continuing search for additional researchers.

2018-09-17: THOR Challenge Aims for New Heights in 2018

CRUNCHERS SANS FRONTIERES, one of World Community Grid's most dedicated teams, issues the THOR Challenge each fall. Find out how you and your team can join this year's challenge and beat last year's results.

2018-08-30: BOINC Developers and Leaders Gather in the UK

This year's annual BOINC Workshop was held at University of Oxford and focused on the BOINC platform's future development.

2018-08-15: Planned Maintenance on Tuesday, August 21 (Completed)

We are updating the operating system on our servers on Tuesday, August 21, beginning at 14:00 UTC.

2018-08-15: Planned Maintenance on Tuesday, August 21

We are updating the operating system on our servers on Tuesday, August 21, beginning at 14:00 UTC.

2018-08-08: Sarcoma Dataset Coming Soon to Mapping Cancer Markers Project

In this comprehensive update, the Mapping Cancer Markers team explains how they are determining which genes and gene signatures carry the greatest promise for lung cancer diagnosis. They also introduce the next type of cancer--sarcoma--to be added soon to the project.

2018-08-01: Farewell and Hello to OpenZika Team Members

The data analysis continues while the OpenZika team bids farewell to one of the project co-investigators and brings on new team members.

2018-07-05: Planned Maintenance on Tuesday, July 10 (Completed)

We are updating the operating system on our servers on Tuesday, July 10, beginning at 14:00 UTC.

2018-07-05: Planned Maintenance on Tuesday, July 10

We are updating the operating system on our servers on Tuesday, July 10, beginning at 14:00 UTC.

2018-07-03: The Expanding Frontiers of Carbon Nanotube Technology

The Clean Water Project made an exciting discovery about the possible applications of carbon nanostructures to water purification, biomedical research, and energy research. Dr. Ming Ma, one of the scientists on the project, recently published a paper that summarizes the current status of work in this field.

2018-06-26: Data from Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy Project Helps Shed Light on the Mysteries of Protein Interactions

Protein-protein interactions are the basis of cellular structure and function, and understanding these interactions is key to understanding cell life itself. Dr. Alessandra Carbone and her team continue to analyze data on these interactions from the Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy project, and they recently published a new paper to contribute to the body of knowledge in this field.

2018-06-25: Planned Maintenance on Tuesday, June 26

We are updating the operating system on our servers on Tuesday, June 26, beginning at 18:00 UTC.

2018-06-25: Planned Maintenance on Tuesday, June 26 (Completed)

We are updating the operating system on our servers on Tuesday, June 26, beginning at 18:00 UTC.

2018-06-19: Microbiome Immunity Project Researchers Create Ambitious Plans for Data

The Microbiome Immunity Project researchers?from Boston, New York, and San Diego?met in person a few weeks ago to make plans that include a 3D map of the protein universe and other far-ranging uses for the data from the project.

2018-06-12: Planned Maintenance on Thursday, June 14 (Completed)

We are updating the storage system on our servers on Thursday, June 14, beginning at 15:00 UTC.

2018-06-12: Planned Maintenance on Thursday, June 14

We are updating the storage system on our servers on Thursday, June 14, beginning at 15:00 UTC.

2018-06-05: Smash Childhood Cancer Researchers Choose New Target Molecules

The Smash Childhood Cancer research team recently chose several new target molecules as the focus of their current work. Learn more about the significance of these molecules in this update.

2018-05-31: Planned Maintenance on Monday, June 4

We are updating the operating system on our servers on Monday, June 4, beginning at 15:00 UTC.

2018-05-31: Planned Maintenance on Monday, June 4 (Completed)

We are updating the operating system on our servers on Monday, June 4, beginning at 15:00 UTC.

2018-05-25: Updates to World Community Grid Policies and Options for Data Protection

We have updated our Online Privacy Statement and Terms of Use, and are introducing new features to give World Community Grid volunteers more control over their data.

2018-05-22: FightAIDS@Home ? Phase 2 Prepares for A New Stage

The FightAIDS@Home ? Phase 2 researchers are making plans to write a paper and to test new compounds as part of the continuing search for new and better treatments.

2018-04-26: Announcing Three Winning Climate Change Projects

After a rigorous review of dozens of applications from all over the world, we're excited to announce the research groups who will receive supercomputing power, weather data, and cloud storage from IBM to accelerate climate change science.

2018-04-20: What's tech got to do with it? We went to SXSW to talk about how volunteer computing can help save the planet.

World Community was invited to give two presentations on the power of crowdsourced computing power at SXSW 2018 in Austin, Texas. See the full presentations, as well as a short video with excerpts from both, in this article.

2018-03-29: Help Stop TB Researchers Seek New Team Members

The Help Stop TB researchers are looking to expand their team as they analyze the large amount of data generated by World Community Grid. Read about their plans in this update.

2018-03-20: Drug Search for Leishmaniasis Project Continues Quest for Better Treatments

The Drug Search for Leishmaniasis researchers recently conducted lab testing on 10 compounds. The testing showed that none of the compounds were good potential treatments, and the researchers will turn their attention to additional compounds.

2018-03-07: Microbiome Immunity Project Already Extending the Known Universe of Protein Structures

The Microbiome Immunity Project is off to a great start on predicting the structures of hundreds of thousands of bacterial proteins within the human gut. Read about their progress and their plans in their first project update.

2018-03-01: Planned Maintenance on Monday, March 5 [ Completed ]

We are performing database updates on our servers on Monday, March 5 beginning at 18:00 UTC.

2018-03-01: Planned Maintenance on Monday, March 5

We are performing database updates on our servers on Monday, March 5 beginning at 18:00 UTC.

2018-02-12: Planned Maintenance on Wednesday, February 14

We will be deploying an update to our servers on Wednesday, February 14 at 15:00 UTC.

2018-02-12: Planned Maintenance on Wednesday, February 14 (Completed)

We will be deploying an update to our servers on Wednesday, February 14 at 15:00 UTC.

2018-02-09: FightAIDS@Home Has a New Tool and a New Teammate

The FightAIDS@Home project is searching for possible compounds to target the protein shell inside HIV (called the capsid core), which protects the viral RNA. Currently, there are no approved drugs that target this protein shell. In this update, Dr. Olson summarizes the team?s progress to-date, describes a new software tool that will help their work, and introduces us to a new research team member.

2018-02-08: Planned Maintenance on Monday, February 12 (Completed)

We are updating the operating system on our servers on Monday, February 12 beginning at 15:00 UTC.

2018-02-08: Planned Maintenance on Monday, February 12

We are updating the operating system on our servers on Monday, February 12 beginning at 15:00 UTC.

2018-01-22: Computing for Clean Water Results Inspire Further Study

An international team of researchers was inspired by the Computing for Clean Water project to do a series of further simulations, using a slightly different model and studying the diffusion of oxygen molecules as well as water molecules. Learn about their results, which validated the work done on World Community Grid, in this article.

2018-01-12: Planned Maintenance on Monday, January 15 (Completed)

We are updating the database on our servers on Monday, January 15, beginning at 20:15 UTC.

2018-01-12: Planned Maintenance on Monday, January 15

We are updating the database on our servers on Monday, January 15, beginning at 20:15 UTC.

2018-01-04: Planned Maintenance on Saturday, January 6

We are updating the operating system on our servers on Saturday, January 6, beginning at 2:00 UTC.

2018-01-04: Planned Maintenance on Saturday, January 6 (Completed)

We are updating the operating system on our servers on Saturday, January 6, beginning at 2:00 UTC.

2017-12-14: Sustainable Water Data Available to Interested Scientists

Dr. Gerry Learmonth, the principal investigator for the Computing for Sustainable Water project, gives an update on the primary findings of the project as well as how other scientists can access the data.

2017-12-06: Planned Maintenance on Saturday, December 9

We are upgrading the software on multiple parts of the system on Saturday, December 9, beginning at 2:00 UTC.

2017-12-06: Planned Maintenance on Saturday, December 9 (Completed)

We are upgrading the software on multiple parts of the system on Saturday, December 9, beginning at 2:00 UTC.

2017-11-30: New Facility and Expanded Plans for the Mapping Cancer Markers Research Team

The Mapping Cancer Markers researchers recently moved to a new institute, but continues analyzing results, planning for expanded research, and creating new work units throughout the transition. Learn about their plans in this article.

2017-11-24: Analysis Underway on 30 Terabytes of Data from the Uncovering Genome Mysteries Project

The Uncovering Genome Mysteries data (all 30 terabytes) was transferred to the research teams in Brazil and Australia this year. Now, the researchers are analyzing this vast amount of data, and looking for ways to make it easy for other scientists and the public to understand.

2017-10-31: The Whats and Whys of Basic Research

What is basic research and how is it applicable to the work done on World Community Grid? In this article, we'll address some of the fundamental questions about basic research, which is the foundation of scientific discovery.

2017-10-23: Planned Maintenance on Wednesday, October 25 (Completed)

We are upgrading the software version of our clustered file system on Wednesday, October 25, beginning at 12:00 UTC.

2017-10-23: Planned Maintenance on Wednesday, October 25

We are upgrading the software version of our clustered file system on Wednesday, October 25, beginning at 12:00 UTC.

2017-10-18: Discovering Dengue Drugs - Together Takes a New Approach to Data Analysis

In this update, Dr. Stan Watowich, principal investigator for the Discovering Dengue Drugs - Together project, explains how the research team is shifting their approach to data analysis. The research team has also released their best-scoring results in order to help other scientists conducting similar studies.

2017-10-10: Planned Maintenance on Thursday, October 12 (Completed)

We are conducting maintenance on our file system on Thursday, October 12 at 13:00 UTC.

2017-10-10: Planned Maintenance on Thursday, October 12

We are conducting maintenance on our file system on Thursday, October 12 at 13:00 UTC.

2017-10-03: Open Zika Researchers Continue Calculations, Share the Wealth, and Spread the Word

The OpenZika researchers are continuing to screen millions of chemical compounds as they look for potential treatments for the Zika virus. In this update, they report on the second stage of the project, using a newly prepared, massive library of 30.2 million compounds that are being screened against the Zika virus proteins. They also continue to spread the word about the project.

2017-09-29: A Volunteer in France on Why He Joined World Community Grid

Meet Gil Rivet, a volunteer from France who is an administrator for the Crunchers Sans Frontieres team. Here's his story in his own words.

2017-09-26: The Road Ahead for Help Fight Childhood Cancer

The Help Fight Childhood Cancer researchers discuss how they?re moving forward with data analysis and continuing their search for pharmaceutical partners.

2017-09-22: Plans for Future Development Discussed at BOINC Workshop 2017

A group of BOINC developers, project managers, researchers, and volunteers recently participated in a workshop where they exchanged information and ideas that will help set the direction for the future development of the BOINC open source project.

2017-08-23: The Bacteria Inside Us: Gaining a New Understanding of Human Disease

What if you could help researchers learn more about how the bacteria in and on our bodies play a role in diseases such as Type 1 diabetes? We're proud to announce our latest project, which will be the first of its kind, large-scale, comprehensive study of the human microbiome.

2017-08-17: Help Stop TB Uncovers New Data on Mycolic Acids

The Help Stop TB project is turning out to be the most comprehensive study of mycolic acids ever undertaken, which will be of enormous value to all researchers who are interested in how these molecules protect bacteria. In this update, the researchers describe mycolic acid folds that have never been detailed before, and explain how they plan to continue their exploration of this new territory as the project continues.

2017-08-01: Potential New Treatments for Leishmaniasis Tested in Lab

The Drug Search for Leishmaniasis team has begun lab testing potential treatments for this serious?yet neglected?tropical disease. In this update, Dr. Carlos Muskus discusses the results of topical (on the skin) testing of four compounds.

2017-07-25: New Lab at Tsinghua University Created to Work on Computing for Clean Water Project Findings

Dr. Ming Ma, one of the original members of the Computing for Clean Water research team, has created his own lab at Tsinghua University. Dr. Ma and his team continue to analyze the data generated by the project. Learn more about their current work and plans for the future in this update.

2017-07-24: Planned Update to World Community Grid's Security Certificates

We will be updating our security certificates on Tuesday, July 25 at 19:00 UTC.

2017-07-17: Short Planned Outage for Tuesday, July 18

We will be performing some maintenance which will result in volunteers being temporarily unable to access the website or download new work at 14:00 UTC on Tuesday, July 18.

2017-07-10: Supercharging Environmental and Climate Change Research

IBM invites scientists to apply for grants of supercomputing power through World Community Grid, meteorological data from The Weather Company, and IBM Cloud storage to support their environmental and climate change research projects.

2017-06-29: Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy Lead Researcher Releases Two New Open Data Tools

In this letter to volunteers, Dr. Alessandra Carbone, the principal investigator for the Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy project, announces the release of two new open access tools which can accelerate the work of researchers who investigate protein interactions.

2017-06-25: Unplanned Outage on Sunday, June 25 (RESOLVED)

We're experiencing an unplanned outage which initially affected our website as well as sending and receiving work units. Our tech team is working to fix the issue, and we will add updates to this article regularly.

2017-06-25: Unplanned Outage on Sunday, June 25

We're experiencing an unplanned outage which initially affected our website as well as sending and receiving work units. Our tech team is working to fix the issue, and we will add updates to this article regularly.

2017-06-25: Unplanned Outage on Sunday, June 25 (Updates)

We're experiencing an unplanned outage which initially affected our website as well as sending and receiving work units. Our tech team is working to fix the issue, and we will add updates to this article regularly.

2017-06-15: FightAIDS@Home Targeting a Key HIV Protein

FightAIDS@Home researchers restarted the first phase of the project at the end of 2016, and in just a few months, they have completed approximately 46 percent of their projected work on World Community Grid. Read about their progress on finding compounds that could stop HIV from replicating.

2017-05-18: Maintenance Notice for Friday, May 19 [Complete]

Volunteers will not be able to fetch new research tasks or report results for approximately one hour while we perform database maintenance work. [Complete]

2017-05-18: Maintenance Notice for Friday, May 19

Volunteers will not be able to fetch new research tasks or report results for approximately one hour while we perform database maintenance work.

2017-05-15: Our Move to IBM Cloud

Our move to IBM Cloud began on the morning of May 15. This article includes updates for volunteers.

2017-04-27: ?It?s not just big data. It?s for the good of humanity.?

Three co-workers wanted their company to support World Community Grid, but they knew they?d need to convince many people to make their vision a reality. Here?s how they did it.

2017-04-24: World Community Grid Moves to IBM Cloud

On May 15, World Community Grid will begin migrating to IBM Cloud, as part of an effort to modernize and enhance our infrastructure capabilities. Our system will be unavailable for approximately 48 hours while the migration takes place, but otherwise the move will not affect most volunteers.

2017-04-19: Website temporarily unavailable at 13:30 UTC Thursday April 20th, 2017

Our website will be unavailable for about 30 minutes in order to perform some database maintenance work.

2017-04-06: Mapping Cancer Markers Team Analyzes Lung Cancer Data

In this project update, the Mapping Cancer Markers team describes how they are analyzing 45 million of the most promising lung cancer data results, and how they have begun to disseminate their early findings.

2017-03-28: Clean Energy Project Researchers Sharing Results and Planning for the Future

The Clean Energy Project team is working on publicizing their results to-date. They have wrapped up the second phase of the project, and are also making decisions about their future work with World Community Grid.

2017-03-21: OpenZika Researchers Continue Calculations and Prepare for Next Stage

The OpenZika researchers are continuing to screen millions of chemical compounds as they look for potential treatments for the Zika virus. In this update, they report on the status of their calculations and their continuing work to spread the word about the project.

2017-03-14: Meet a World Community Grid Team Member: Al Seippel

This team member was an experienced coder by the time he was in his teens, and began working for IBM while still in college. Meet Al Seippel in this article.

2017-03-08: Findings from Nutritious Rice for the World Project Made Public

The data from the Nutritious Rice for the World project is now available on a web server built by the researchers, and they recently published a short paper about their findings.

2017-02-28: Help Stop TB Team Selects Data Analysis Tools

The Help Stop TB team is hard at work analyzing the data they?ve received so far from World Community Grid. They recently chose two new data analysis tools, which will help them better understand the behavior of the bacterium which causes tuberculosis.

2017-02-13: The Importance of Protein Social Behavior

Which proteins are most likely to interact with other proteins, and how might these interactions affect disease, and life itself? Results from data computed by World Community Grid are being used to help create a protein sociability index, which could help future advances in biology and medicine.

2017-01-29: Researchers Reunite with World Community Grid to Smash Childhood Cancer

The Help Fight Childhood Cancer project made a breakthrough discovery when they uncovered several potential drug candidates to fight neuroblastoma. Today, we are proud to announce that the project's lead scientist has assembled an international team to fight even more childhood cancers.

2017-01-26: Outsmart Ebola Together Approaches Completion of Initial Phase

The Outsmart Ebola Together research team has conducted an enormous number of virtual docking experiments, and they are now ready to embark on a new stage of their research.

2015-11-16: New research phase will attack more types of childhood cancer

Phase 2 of Help Fight Childhood Cancer will expand on the breakthrough discoveries from Phase 1. New collaborators, new disease targets and new therapy options will mean new hope for even more pediatric patients afflicted with cancer.

2015-11-11: A decade of progress is just the beginning in our fight against AIDS

In this extensive update, the FightAIDS@Home team leader, Prof. Art Olson, recaps nearly a decade of progress in the fight against AIDS: new computational methods, new understanding of key HIV proteins, and huge volumes of computational results that have only begun to be explored. Though Phase 1 is winding down, Phase 2 of this enormous project will continue to advance vital research into the world's deadliest virus.

2015-11-02: R&D Moves Slowly Toward Open Source

The power of World Community Grid's crowdsourced research is highlighted in this article on PharmaVOICE.com.

2015-10-15: The Clean Energy Project team explains: What is high-throughput virtual screening?

The Clean Energy Project team has just published some thoughts about the philosophy, practicalities and potential of high-throughput virtual screening. Because computers and software continue to evolve rapidly, other researchers who are interested in high-throughput screening should consider these general guidelines, rather than trying to meet specific technical parameters.

2015-10-14: Analyzing a wealth of data about the natural world

The Uncovering Genome Mysteries project has already amassed data on over 200 million proteins, with the goal of understanding the common features of life everywhere on earth. There are tens of millions of calculations still to run, but the team is also making preparations for analysis and eventual publication of the data.

2015-10-14: Next-Level Screening: Predicting Material Properties

A new paper from the Clean Energy Project team reveals that they can now use multi-layer artificial neural networks to predict the electrical properties of novel molecules without actually simulating the entire molecule. This advance was made possible by the enormous number of simulations done for the Clean Energy Project, and promises to enable screening of many more molecules than the team was able to address in their previous work.

2015-10-09: Book chapter: World Community Grid will contribute to the future of HIV research

We've recently been invited to write a chapter for an upcoming book: The Future of HIV-1 Therapeutics. Our chapter focuses on structure-based drug design, and discusses the benefits of "in silico" modeling for dramatically expanding the scope and effectiveness of structure-based research. We pay particular attention to the benefits of the large-scale computation network that we found in World Community Grid.

2015-10-06: Finding new avenues to attack Ebola

Efforts to simulate matches between candidate compounds and one key Ebola virus protein are largely complete. Simulations of matches against another, newly discovered target protein are beginning now. Even as simulation work continues, the team is beginning to analyze these results and home in on compounds that could form the basis for effective new drugs against Ebola and other related diseases. Thanks to your help, and a new grant, the work is proceeding well.

2015-09-30: Pioneering new techniques in the fight against HIV

The team behind FightAIDS@Home is launching Phase 2 of the project, putting to use a more accurate simulation tool to help them determine which of the Phase 1 results merit further investigation. Phase 2 will also be applying this analysis technique at an unprecedented scale, which if proven successful, can benefit medical research not only for HIV but many other diseases as well.

2015-09-18: System Updates: Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 03:00:00 UTC

System updates will be performed Sunday, September 20th.

2015-09-18: System Updates: Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 03:00:00 UTC [ Completed ]

System updates will be performed Sunday, September 20th. [ Completed ]

2015-09-02: Summer is a great time to focus on solar energy

A busy summer has led to several advances in the Clean Energy Project: new team members, new database search functionality, new publications and (hopefully) new funding!

2015-08-28: Analyzing crystals to help fight cancer

Behind-the-scenes work continues on the Help Conquer Cancer project - the team is analyzing millions of protein crystallization images processed by World Community Grid volunteers, with the hope of finding patterns that will help researchers build better cancer screening tools.

2015-08-19: One step closer to identifying lung cancer biomarkers

Although work continues, enough data has already been processed to let the Mapping Cancer Markers team begin identifying high-scoring signatures and associating them with particular lung cancer biomarkers. The ultimate goal is to find signatures that distinguish many types of cancer, giving physicians and researchers another tool to improve detection, treatment and patient outcomes.

2015-08-17: Help World Community Grid make it onstage at SXSW 2016

World Community Grid is competing for a chance to present at the SXSW Interactive 2016 conference and we need your help to get there! Vote today to help us tell this influential crowd how we?re using crowdsourced computing, donated by you, to take on critical humanitarian challenges, such as improving access to clean water.

2015-08-08: Firmware upgrade: Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 01:00 UTC [ Completed ]

A firmware upgrade will be performed on Saturday, August 8th. [ Completed @ 0830 ]

2015-08-05: Open science: sharing our clean water breakthrough data with all scientists

The Computing for Clean Water team is pleased to announce that the breakthrough paper we published online last month on the use of nanotechnology for more efficient water filtration will be available in the August print edition of Nature Nanotechnology. With our results published, we're now making the underlying data available to other interested scientists and discussing the attention our work has gotten, both from international experts in the field and from the world media.

2015-08-04: Firmware upgrade: Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 01:00 UTC [ Completed ]

A firmware upgrade will be performed on Saturday, August 8th. [ Completed @ 0830 ]

2015-08-04: Firmware upgrade: Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 01:00 UTC

A firmware upgrade will be performed on Saturday, August 8th.

2015-07-16: Unlocking new potential for improving access to clean water

An exciting video about the recent Computing for Clean Water breakthrough.

2015-07-14: Security upgrade, Monday, July 20, 2015

We will be updating our security certificates on Monday, July 20th, 2015. Volunteers using older versions of the software may need to upgrade.

2015-07-12: Exceptional early results in the fight against Leishmaniasis

The Drug Search for Leishmaniasis team has completed in vitro lab testing of the 10 top-rated compounds identified during screening, and have found that 4 of those 10 have very interesting properties that could point the way to new therapies. The post-processing of results continues, with the hope of identifying even more promising compounds for future lab and in vivo testing.

2015-07-06: Enhancing the potential for nanotechnology to improve access to clean water for millions

The Computing for Clean Water team has discovered how water can pass through tiny carbon nanotubes much more easily than previously predicted. This groundbreaking understanding of a fundamental physical process holds potential for improving access to clean water for millions through more efficient water filtration and desalination, as well as possible applications in clean energy and medicine. This discovery has been published in Nature Nanotechnology, the world's most prestigious nanotechnology journal.

2015-06-15: In 10 years, 'crowdsourced computing' has changed the world; now it's tackling Ebola

An article in The Independent, one of the UK's most prominent daily newspapers, detailing the past 10 successful years of World Community Grid.

2015-06-05: Post grid calculations continue to yield progress and inspire new methods against deadly diseases

The GO Fight Against Malaria project team has been making good use of the calculations which were conducted by our volunteers and that concluded in summer 2013. Their findings have sparked progress against not only malaria, but tuberculosis as well. They have one paper published and two more about to be submitted. They continue their work to publish their findings, after which they will resume the analysis on and experimental assessment of the massive amount of data generated by World Community Grid volunteers.

2015-05-11: The hard work of making discoveries useful

Even as World Community Grid computations continue, the team behind the Clean Energy Project is busy improving their database structure, making their results more accessible to the wider scientific community, and authoring papers to disseminate the methodology behind the project. Also, look out for their new project website coming soon!

2015-05-05: Firmware Upgrade: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 14:00:00 UTC [ Completed ]

A firmware upgrade will be performed on Tuesday, May 5th. [ Completed ]

2015-05-05: A milestone and a roadmap: progress in the fight against Ebola

Thanks to the huge level of support from World Community Grid, the team at the Scripps Research Institute has already received most of the matching data for the first target protein of the Ebola virus. While this data is being analyzed, the search now moves to another related protein with potential to help the fight against hemorrhagic fevers.

2015-05-04: Firmware Upgrade: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 14:00:00 UTC

A firmware upgrade will be performed on Tuesday, May 5th.

2015-05-04: Research task availability resumes following unexpected outage

Starting on May 3rd, no work units were distributed across all World Community Grid projects due to technical issues which have now been resolved.

2015-04-25: System Updates: Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 01:00:00 UTC [ Completed ]

System updates will be performed Sunday, April 26th. [ Completed ]

2015-04-23: System Updates: Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 01:00:00 UTC

System updates will be performed Sunday, April 26th.

2015-04-22: Turning virtual results into real-world treatments for schistosoma

The research team has combed through the grid computing results of Say No to Schistosoma, using several additional analytical techniques to help them select promising compounds. The three most promising substances are undergoing additional testing with the hope of identifying the most effective potential treatments for schistosomiasis.

2015-04-14: The past and the potential of World Community Grid: A Q&A with senior team members

World Community Grid senior scientist Viktors Berstis and technical lead Keith Uplinger participated in a Question & Answer session with one of the winners of the Decade of Discovery recruitment competition held last November.

2015-03-09: Top distributed computing projects still hard at work fighting the world's worst health issues

An article on ITWorld.com about the Outsmart Ebola Together project on World Community Grid.

2015-02-26: Seven quadrillion comparisons later, Uncovering Genome Mysteries is just getting started

The Uncovering Genome Mysteries research team has started analyzing results from their massive ongoing project, which is comparing proteins between diverse organisms from around the world. Better understanding of similarities between proteomes should help scientists develop sustainable technologies, renewable materials, productive crops, and new treatments for stubborn diseases.

2015-02-24: Database Upgrade: Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 03:00:00 UTC

Database upgrades will be performed Saturday, February 28th.

2015-02-24: Database Upgrade: Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 03:00:00 UTC [ Completed ]

Database upgrades will be performed Saturday, February 28th.[ Completed at 13:50 UTC on Feb 28 ]

2015-02-21: Network Upgrade: Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 03:00:00 UTC [ Completed ]

Network upgrades will be performed on Saturday, February 21st. [ Completed ]

2015-02-20: The end of the beginning is near for FightAIDS@Home

Thanks to the incredible generosity of World Community Grid volunteers, the FightAIDS@Home project team has finished with an important stage of their project. The research team has refocused on analyzing their existing results and preparing for the end of this historic grid computing stage.

2015-02-20: World Community Grid Update - February 2015

An update about recent and upcoming technical activities at World Community Grid.

2015-02-19: Network Upgrade: Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 03:00:00 UTC

Network upgrades will be performed on Saturday, February 21st.

2015-02-12: Using one cancer to help defeat many: Mapping Cancer Markers makes progress

Results from the first stage of the Mapping Cancer Markers project are helping the researchers identify the markers for lung cancer, as well as improve their research methodology as they move on to analyze other cancers.

2015-02-09: Making progress against two of the world?s deadliest diseases

The GO Fight Against Malaria team has just published a paper in which they describe an unexpected benefit of their research: they?ve identified two compounds that could advance the future development of new drugs to treat tuberculosis, including drug-resistant tuberculosis. These results open up a new front in the fight against tuberculosis, which is constantly evolving to resist existing treatments.

2015-02-09: Computing for Clean Water on the road to publication

The Computing for Clean Water team has written a paper describing the results of their research on World Community Grid. They?ve described the novel flow effect that all you volunteers helped discover. Their paper is currently under consideration at a prestigious journal.

2015-02-07: System Upgrade: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 03:00:00 UTC [ Completed ]

System upgrades will be performed on Saturday, February 7th. [ Completed Feb 7th @ 2350 UTC ]

2015-02-06: Clean Energy Project team continues to make progress

The Clean Energy Project team has added new members and continues to explore exciting facets of the largest quantum chemistry experiment ever conducted. New team members will help expand on the results of the current experiments and make methodological improvements that will improve future research.

2015-02-04: System Upgrade: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 03:00:00 UTC

System upgrades will be performed on Saturday, February 7th.

2015-01-28: Using grid computing to understand an underwater world

The Chesapeake Bay is suffering: excess nutrient levels in runoff from populated areas are leading to oxygen-depleted "dead zones." The Computing for Sustainable Water project modeled nutrient flows and oxygenation levels in the Bay and predicted the effectiveness of various environmental policies - helping policymakers understand the best and most cost-effective ways of preserving this important economic and ecological region.

2015-01-20: Surprising new prospects help advance the fight against neuroblastoma

Prof. Nakagawara, lead researcher of the Help Fight Childhood Cancer project, updates us on the project's status after a remarkable year that included the publication of a breakthrough paper in 'Cancer Medicine'. World Community Grid results have revealed even more potential treatment mechanisms than the team previously thought, and paved the way for a second phase of the project.

2015-01-16: World Community Grid Update - January 2015

An update about technical activities at World Community Grid in January 2015.

2015-01-13: System Upgrade: Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 03:00:00 UTC

Network equipment upgrades will be performed on Saturday, January 17th.

2015-01-13: System Upgrade: Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 03:00:00 UTC [Completed]

Network equipment upgrades will be performed on Saturday, January 17th.
[ Completed: Jan 17 @ 05:50 UTC ]

2015-01-12: The Global Supercomputing War On Ebola Starts With Your Laptop

An article on FastCompany.com about the Outsmart Ebola Together project on World Community Grid.

2015-01-09: Help cure Ebola by donating your smartphone's idle time

An article on Engadget.com about the Outsmart Ebola Together project on World Community Grid.

2014-12-31: No new work currently available for Outsmart Ebola Together

There is currently a temporary pause in the sending of new work for the Outsmart Ebola Together project.

2014-12-19: How Your Tablet Can Help Find an Ebola Cure

An article on TIME.com about the new Outsmart Ebola Together project on World Community Grid.

2014-12-15: New imaging tools accelerate cancer research

The Help Conquer Cancer research team at the Ontario Cancer Institute continues to analyze the millions of protein-crystallization images processed by World Community Grid volunteers, by building new classifiers based on a combination of Grid-processed image features, and deep features learned directly from image pixels. Improvements in image classification, along with new data provided by our collaborators increase possibilities for discovering useful and interesting patterns in protein crystallization.

2014-12-09: FightAIDS@Home project update

Project and experiment updates from the Scripps website: May 2008 - December 2014

2014-12-08: IBM, Scripps Want To Enlist Your Smartphone In Fight Against Ebola

An article on International Business Times.com about the new Outsmart Ebola Together project on World Community Grid.

2014-12-03: Volunteers Can Now Help Scripps Research Institute Scientists Seek Ebola Cure in Their (Computers') Spare Time

An article on CNNMoney.com about the new Outsmart Ebola Together project on World Community Grid.

2014-12-03: IBM Helps You Donate Computer Power to Fight Ebola

An article on ABCNews.com about the new Outsmart Ebola Together project on World Community Grid.

2014-12-03: How to donate your computer's processing time to fight Ebola

An article on Mashable.com about the new Outsmart Ebola Together project on World Community Grid.

2014-12-03: Help researchers find an Ebola cure

The Ebola virus is a significant global health threat and is responsible for a growing humanitarian crisis in West Africa. Currently, there are no proven treatments or vaccines. We?re launching Outsmart Ebola Together to help researchers find a cure. Dr. Erica Ollmann Saphire of The Scripps Research Institute tells us more about the project and what she hopes to achieve together.

2014-11-28: Finding new solutions for a neglected tropical disease

Team leader Dr. Carlos Muskus provided this extensive update on the progress of the Drug Search for Leishmaniasis project.

2014-11-26: From simulation to prediction: advances in understanding proteins

The Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy project finished its grid calculations last year. Team leader Dr. Alessandra Carbone has posted an update explaining her colleagues? ongoing work on understanding and modeling the complex protein-protein interactions that lie behind diseases such as muscular dystrophy.

2014-11-16: Decades of Discovery: Here?s to the next 10 years of humanitarian science

We?ve reached the end of our six-week decade of discovery celebrations - marking 10 years of scientific success. Since October, we?ve been revisiting key projects from the last decade and highlighting some of the fantastic achievements that you?ve helped make possible. We?ve also been running a competition to encourage more people to join World Community Grid. We?d like to thank you again for your support and remind you why it?s so important to keep spreading the word...

2014-11-12: A new lead in the fight against dengue fever

The Discovering Dengue Drugs research team has published a paper describing a new drug candidate that was discovered with the help of World Community Grid volunteers. This drug candidate has no known adverse risks, and seems to be an attractive candidate for preclinical studies. A new antiviral treatment would be hugely beneficial for the roughly half of the world?s population that is at risk of contracting dengue or other related viruses such as hepatitis C, yellow fever and West Nile.

2014-11-10: Decade of Discovery: A new drug lead to combat dengue fever

For week five of our decade of discovery celebrations we?re looking back at the Discovering Dengue Drugs - Together project, which helped researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston search for drugs to help combat dengue - a debilitating tropical disease that threatens 40% of the world?s population. Thanks to World Community Grid volunteers, researchers have identified a drug lead that has the potential to stop the virus in its tracks.

2014-11-06: Teamwork yields experimental support for FightAIDS@Home calculations

Imaging studies have now confirmed some of the computational predictions made during FightAIDS@Home, providing important confirmation of our methodology and the value of your computational results. This work is ongoing, but promises to increase our understanding of how HIV protease can be disrupted.

2014-11-03: Decade of discovery: New precision tools to diagnose and treat cancer

It's week four of our 10th anniversary celebrations, and we're following up last week's childhood cancer feature by spotlighting another cancer project that's helped researchers develop powerful new tools to diagnose cancer and tailor treatments to individual patients, using big data and analytics.

2014-10-29: Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy project update

Project updates from the Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy website: February 2009 - October 2014

2014-10-28: Decade of discovery: achieving a breakthrough in childhood cancer

To mark week three of our decade of discovery celebrations, we?re focusing our efforts on childhood cancer research. Through the Help Fight Childhood Cancer project, World Community Grid volunteers powered the screening of over three million drug candidates for neuroblastoma ? a common and dangerous form of childhood cancer. Through this screening, researchers identified seven drug candidates that showed great potential for drug development ? a breakthrough that could save many young lives.

2014-10-27: Crowdsourced power to solve microbe mysteries

University of New South Wales press release about the new Uncovering Genome Mysteries project on World Community Grid.

2014-10-27: Join in the Discovery of Nature's Hidden Superpowers

Lead researchers, Wim Degrave and Torsen Thomas, give us an insight on the new World Community Grid project, Uncovering Genome Mysteries, in this Citizen IBM blog post.

2014-10-27: Sydney Scientists Are Linking Home Computers Around The World To Create A Huge Super Processor

An article on Business Insider-Australia about the new Uncovering Genome Mysteries project on World Community Grid.

2014-10-27: Community Grid Fosters Microbial Discovery

An article published on HPC wire about the new Uncovering Genome Mysteries project on World Community Grid.

2014-10-27: Early-stage results from the Mapping Cancer Markers team

Thanks to your help, the Mapping Cancer Markers team is nearly finished with benchmarking their first set of genetic markers. In this update, the team presents an in-depth review of what they've accomplished thus far, and what significance this early work will have for cancer research at their lab and elsewhere.

2014-10-23: A productive summer for the Clean Energy Project

The Clean Energy Project team has an end-of-summer update for all the World Community Grid volunteers. Several changes to the database and work units were put in place over the summer. The team sends a big thank-you to the volunteers who make this work possible, as well as to the lab?s summer students and the departing CEP web developer.

2014-10-22: Decade of discovery: doubling carbon-based solar cell efficiency

To mark our 10th anniversary, we?re looking at key scientific discoveries of the last decade. This week, we?re driving the search for organic solar cells through The Clean Energy Project in partnership with Harvard University. So far, we?ve helped researchers identify over 35,000 compounds with the potential to double carbon-based solar cell efficiency. With your help, we can explore thousands more.

2014-10-22: Get competitive for good with our 10th anniversary challenge

As we celebrate a decade of discovery, we?re inviting you to take part in a community-wide competition to introduce new volunteers to World Community Grid.

2014-10-16: Project Launch: Uncovering Genome Mysteries

To kick off World Community Grid's 10th anniversary celebrations, we're launching Uncovering Genome Mysteries to compare hundreds of millions of genes from many organisms that have never been studied before, helping scientists unearth some of the hidden superpowers of the natural world.

2014-10-09: New badges for helping to grow World Community Grid

To celebrate a decade of scientific discovery, we're launching new badges to recognize volunteers for recruiting friends and family to World Community Grid. Start earning your badges today!

2014-10-08: System Maintenance: Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 02:00 UTC

Routine system maintenance will be performed on Sunday, October 12th.

2014-10-08: System Maintenance: Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 02:00 UTC [Completed]

Routine system maintenance will be performed on Sunday, October 12th. [ Completed Oct 12 @ 08:15 UTC ]

2014-10-05: System Maintenance: Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 04:00 UTC [ Completed ]

Routine system maintenance will be performed on Sunday, October 5th. [ Completed Oct 5 @ 09:00 UTC ]

2014-10-02: Global PC network gives researchers supercomputer power

An article published in the Toronto Star featured Dr. Igor Jurisica, the lead researcher of the Mapping Cancer Markers project. He discussed the value of the supercomputing power that is provided to researchers through a global network of home and business computers.

2014-09-30: System Maintenance: Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 04:00 UTC

Routine system maintenance will be performed on Sunday, October 5th.

2014-09-30: Schistosoma research moves from computer to laboratory

The computing phase of Say No to Schistosoma is now complete. The research team is analyzing the results and exploring the potential applications of the compounds that volunteers helped identify.

2014-08-29: The Clean Energy Project - Phase 2 work unit issues - Resolved

Due to validation issues, The Clean Energy Project - Phase 2 work units are not currently being sent out. Beta tests to fix the issue are underway. -Resolved Aug 29, 2014

2014-08-24: System Maintenance: Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 01:00 UTC - Complete

Routine system maintenance will be performed on Sunday, August 24th. - Complete 06:15 UTC

2014-08-20: System Maintenance: Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 01:00 UTC

Routine system maintenance will be performed on Sunday, August 24th.

2014-08-19: The Clean Energy Project - Phase 2 work unit issues

Due to validation issues, The Clean Energy Project - Phase 2 work units are not currently being sent out. Beta tests to fix the issue are underway.

2014-08-13: Database maintenance: Aug 12, 2014 @ 1500 UTC - Completed

There will be an unplanned BOINC database maintenance on Aug 12, 2014 at 1500 UTC time. [ Completed Aug 13 @ 0100 ]

2014-08-12: Database maintenance: Aug 12, 2014 @ 1500 UTC

There will be an unplanned BOINC database maintenance on Aug 12, 2014 at 1500 UTC time.

2014-07-30: Simulations indicate that policy coordination is key to sustainability efforts

Preliminary analysis of the Computing for Sustainable Water data shows the importance of broad community-based coordination, so that environmental priorities can be achieved with a minimum of redundant effort. The project has also increased understanding of sustainability practices in other watershed areas.

2014-07-29: Calling all climate change scientists

In response to President Obama's call to action on the Climate Data Initiative, we invite scientists studying climate change issues to submit proposals for accessing massive supercomputing power to advance their research.

2014-07-21: Pioneering a Molecular Approach to Fighting AIDS

World Community Grid is being featured at the 20th International AIDS Conference which begins today in Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Arthur Olson, FightAIDS@Home principal investigator, shares his perspective on how World Community Grid is helping his team develop therapies and a potential cure for AIDS.

2014-07-16: Improved efficiency and processing capabilities for FightAIDS@Home

New methods and processes help the research team process World Community Grid data more efficiently and provide more accurate docking techniques.

2014-07-14: FightAIDS@Home project update

Project and experiment updates from the Scripps website: May 2008 - July 2014

2014-07-14: GO Fight Against Malaria update: promising early findings for malaria & drug-resistant tuberculosis

Dr. Alexander Perryman describes the analysis and initial findings from the first phase of GO Fight Against Malaria, which include the discovery of several promising hits against key drug targets for treating both malaria and drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis. They are conducting further analysis and experimentation on the massive amount of data generated by World Community Grid volunteers.

2014-07-12: System Maintenance: Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 01:00 UTC - Completed

Routine system maintenance will be performed on Saturday, July 12th. -
Completed: 7/12/2014 @ 06:38:00 UTC

2014-07-10: Project roadmap and first phase results from the Mapping Cancer Markers team

The lead researcher for Mapping Cancer Markers presents a roadmap for the project to analyze signatures for 4 types of cancer: lung, ovarian, prostate and sarcoma; an update on his team?s progress thus far, and an invitation to join the research team in an August cancer fundraiser.

2014-07-09: Help Conquer Cancer project update

The research team expands to advance their analysis of the millions of protein-crystallization images processed by World Community Grid volunteers. This will help scientists understand how protein structure can lead to better cancer drug design.

2014-07-09: System Maintenance: Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 01:00 UTC

Routine system maintenance will be performed on Saturday, July 12th.

2014-07-07: The people of World Community Grid

New website features give you more information about the people and connections that make World Community Grid possible.

2014-07-06: System Maintenance: Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 01:00 UTC (Completed)

Routine system maintenance will be performed on Sunday, July 6th. (Completed July 6, 2014 at 06:00 UTC).

2014-07-02: Advancing and expanding Help Fight Childhood Cancer research

Dr. Nakagawara, the lead researcher for Help Fight Childhood Cancer, provides an update on his continued efforts to advance his neuroblastoma drug candidate discovery, his transition to a new role and his hopes for expanding his research on World Community Grid to other pediatric cancers.

2014-07-01: System Maintenance: Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 01:00 UTC

Routine system maintenance will be performed on Sunday, July 6th.

2014-06-24: Better tools for AIDS drug research

The Scripps research team published a paper proving the effectiveness of a method to more accurately predict bindings between protein targets and drug candidates, which could benefit FightAIDS@Home and other World Community Grid drug discovery projects.

2014-06-05: Clean Energy Project update

The team at Harvard provides an update which includes details of how a recent team member addition is changing the way they determine which new molecules to investigate; their ongoing collaborations with other research teams to accelerate their results and calculate electrical conductivity of targeted materials; and upcoming paper publications.

2014-05-29: New ways to visualize progress on your favorite research projects

We're launching a new timeline feature that showcases project progress and highlights, and new badges for higher levels of contribution.

2014-05-21: System Maintenance: Wednesday, May 21st at 14:00 UTC - Completed

Routine server maintenance will be performed on Wednesday, May 21st.

2014-05-19: System Maintenance: Wednesday, May 21st at 14:00 UTC

Routine server maintenance will be performed on Wednesday, May 21st.

2014-05-06: Temporary pause of the Clean Energy Project (Updated)

The researchers at Harvard are relocating their servers which requires a temporary pause on any new Clean Energy Project tasks being sent out. Distribution of new tasks will resume automatically once server migration work is complete.

2014-05-06: Behind the Scenes: The story behind our new look

In the first of our 'Behind the Scenes' series, which will give members insight into the workings of World Community Grid, IBM designer Rodrigo Cardoso discusses the motivations and rationale behind the program's new look, including our new logo.

2014-05-05: Investigating work availability issues

Volunteers are experiencing issues receiving new research tasks or sending us results. We are investigating the root cause of this problem and will update members once we have more information.

2014-05-05: Investigating work availability issues (Resolved)

Volunteers are experiencing issues receiving new research tasks or sending us results. We are investigating the root cause of this problem and will update members once we have more information.

2014-05-01: Temporary pause of the Clean Energy Project

The researchers at Harvard are relocating their servers which requires a temporary pause on any new Clean Energy Project tasks being sent out. Distribution of new tasks will resume automatically once server migration work is complete.

2014-04-25: Continuing our website improvements

We?re continuing to make changes to the website in response to member feedback, including additional communication options and simpler account management. Thanks for helping us improve!

2014-04-25: Computing for Clean Water project update

Researchers announce the end of the project as they complete further studies to confirm interesting results gained from World Community Grid data and prepare to publish their exciting findings.

2014-04-24: Replay available: Nutritious Rice for the World project webcast

The Nutritious Rice for the World project predicted the structures of key proteins in the rice plant, providing information that can help scientists develop better strains of rice. Watch a replay of last week's webcast in which project researcher, Dr. Hung, discussed the project, the publication of its results, its findings and its significance.

2014-04-15: Live webcast for Nutritious Rice for the World: April 17th, 7:00pm UTC

Join us on April 17th at 3:00pm Eastern (7:00pm UTC) for a live online presentation that will review how our members helped researchers understand the structure of rice proteins. These results could support the development of better food for billions of people worldwide.

2014-04-15: Drug Search for Leishmaniasis project update

A project update from the Drug Search for Leishmaniasis scientists, describing the analysis of the data generated by World Community Grid volunteers.

2014-04-08: Addressing issues with volunteers sending results

Volunteers may have recently experienced issues sending us their results. We have taken several measures to address this.

2014-04-08: Recent fixes to website

We have addressed several defects and issues with the new website design that you brought to our attention. Thanks for your feedback!

2014-04-02: System Maintence: Sunday, April 6th at 1:00 UTC

Routine server maintenance will be performed on Sunday, April 6.

2014-03-26: Doubling down: new website and software features

As we move toward our second decade of supporting humanitarian research, we're excited to introduce a more approachable and welcoming World Community Grid, as well as a new software application available for upgrade.

2014-03-24: FightAIDS@Home project research application update for Android

New release of the FightAIDS@Home research application for Android users to address a recent issue causing more invalid results than expected.

2014-03-24: Paper published about processing the results from the Nutritious Rice for the World project

A paper about innovations and performance improvements that were used to process the results data from the Nutritious Rice for the World project. The paper was published online on March 17, 2014 in the journal Bioinformatics.

2014-03-19: FightAIDS@Home project update

Project and experiment updates from the Scripps website: May 2008 - March 2014

2014-03-13: Mapping Cancer Markers research application update

New release of the Mapping Cancer Markers research application to address a recent checkpointing issue.

2014-03-05: System Maintenance: Sunday May 9th from 2:00 UTC - 8:00 UTC

2014-03-05: System Maintenance: Sunday March 9th from 2:00 UTC - 8:00 UTC

2014-02-26: System maintenance being performed Sunday 2:00 UTC - 8:00 UTC

2014-02-26: System Maintenance: Sunday May 2nd from 2:00 UTC - 8:00 UTC

2014-02-26: System Maintenance: Sunday March 2nd from 2:00 UTC - 8:00 UTC

2014-02-20: Breakthrough in the fight against childhood cancer

The research team behind the Help Fight Childhood Cancer project has just published a groundbreaking paper. It reveals seven promising drug candidates - identified with the help of World Community Grid members ? for neuroblastoma, one of the most common and dangerous forms of childhood cancer.

2014-02-20: New hope in the fight against childhood cancer

Blog post announcing a breakthrough in the search for a new treatment for neuroblastoma, written by Dr. Akira Nakagawara, principal investigator for Help Fight Childhood Cancer

2014-02-17: Recent website changes

Today we released some changes that include the addition of new APIs to access our data more directly and more specific installation instructions for Linux members.

2014-02-13: Replay now available: 6 February Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy webcast

If you missed last week'€™s live webcast with Prof. Carbone of the Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, the replay is now available.

2014-02-11: Unplanned three hour website outage is now resolved

2014-02-04: Hear about the research that matters most to you

We're adding news and communications preferences features to give you more insight into World Community Grid research and activities, and make it easier for you to get the information you want.

2014-02-03: Live webcast for Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy: February 6th, 16:00 UTC

Join Prof. Alessandra Carbone, leader of the Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy research team, for a live webcast that will explain how World Community Grid members are helping unravel the mysteries of protein-protein interactions in neuromuscular diseases.

2014-01-21: New research content delivery system

We are implementing a new system for delivering research work. Most members will not notice anything different. However, if you have manual firewall configurations, you may need to update them.

2014-01-13: FightAIDS@Home project update

Project and experiment updates from the Scripps website: May 2008 - January 2014

2014-01-03: FightAIDS@Home project update

Project and experiment updates from the Scripps website: May 2008 - January 2014

2014-01-03: Four catalysts that could revolutionize 2014

An article published in USA Today mentioning World Community Grid and The Clean Energy Project as potential game changers in 2014.

2013-12-16: Paper published about the results from the Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy project

A paper about the first phase of the Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy project and its initial results was published in the journal ?PLOS Computational Biology? on December 5, 2013, Volume 9, Issue 12.

2013-12-11: Replay now available: Dec 6th webcast for Discovering Dengue Drugs ? Together

Watch the replay of Dr. Stan Watowich's webcast where he explains his team?s progress since the end of Phase 1, and outlines how computational research helps accelerate the search for important treatments.

2013-12-05: FightAIDS@Home project update

Project and experiment updates from the Scripps website: May 2008 - December 2013

2013-12-05: The Clean Engery Project Update

Project updates from the World Community Grid forums

2013-12-02: December 6th: Live webcast with results from Discovering Dengue Drugs ? Together

Join us on December 6th for a live webcast where Dr. Stan Watowich will explain his team?s progress since the end of Phase 1, and outline how computational research helps accelerate the search for important treatments.

2013-11-25: Mapping Cancer Markers project launch

A new World Community Grid project will help identify characteristic chemical "œmarkers" for different types of cancer, thus leading to better detection, more personalized treatments and faster future research.

2013-11-20: FightAIDS@Home Project Update - Volume 12

The Scripps Research Institute FightAIDS@Home scientists publish Vol. 12 of their newsletter.

2013-11-16: Happy 9th Birthday to World Community Grid

Our 9th year saw many firsts and notable achievements on World Community Grid: our first mobile computing app, the completion of grid computations for six projects, and the publication of the Clean Energy Project results. Thanks to all the volunteers who make this work possible!

2013-11-08: Big data approach to solar cells

An article published by Chemistry World about the Harvard Clean Energy Project database.

2013-11-04: FightAIDS@Home project update

Project and experiment updates from the Scripps website: May 2008 - November 2013

2013-11-04: Paper published about the database of results from The Clean Energy Project

A paper about the database created using the results from The Clean Energy Project was published online in the proceedings of the journal "Energy & Environmental Science" from the Royal Society of Chemistry on October 25, 2013.

2013-10-18: End of the Drug Search for Leishmaniasis Phase 1

A big thank-you from the research team as the Drug Search for Leishmaniasis project analyzes the results from grid computations.

2013-09-23: FightAIDS@Home project update

Project and experiment updates from the Scripps website: May 2008 - September 2013

2013-09-18: Computing for Clean Water project update

The Computing for Clean Water researchers are analyzing the huge amounts of data recieved and working on summarizing the results for a paper, which will be submitted to a peer-reviewed journal.

2013-08-26: The Clean Energy Project earns the Computerworld 2013 Data+ Editors Choice Award

2013-08-19: 2013 Member Study: Findings and Next Steps

Overview of the findings from the March 2013 member study and how World Community Grid is changing in response to this valuable member feedback.

2013-08-16: Say No to Schistosomiasis project update

Project updates from the World Community Grid forums

2013-08-01: Help Fight Childhood Cancer Project Update

Project updates from the Chiba website: March 2009 - March 2013

2013-07-22: Put your Android device to work on World Community Grid!

World Community Grid launches an Android application, allowing volunteers to donate their mobile devices' spare computing time to accelerate critical humanitarian research, starting with the FightAIDS@Home project.

2013-07-22: Smartphones Become Even Smarter

An article published by the National Science Foundation about the launch of World Community Grid on Android.

2013-07-22: New app puts idle smartphones to work for science

An article published by UC Berkeley about the launch of World Community Grid on Android.

2013-07-22: Surplus computing power on your Android? Donate it to science

An article published on CNET about the launch of World Community Grid on Android.

2013-07-18: The FightAIDS@Home project adds new modeling tool

The FightAIDS@Home team is adding a new modeling tool to further advance the World Community Grid simulations. In future, project volunteers might notice one of two tools being used, depending on the specific work unit being processed.

2013-07-15: Volunteers Help Scientists in Search for Cheap Solar Cells

An article published on Voice of America about The Clean Energy Project's published database of 2.3 million organic compounds.

2013-07-10: FightAIDS@Home project update

Project and experiment updates from the Scripps website: May 2008 - July 2013

2013-07-03: Here comes the sun: Harvard and the World Community Grid light the way to affordable solar cells

An article published on International Science Grid This Week about The Clean Energy Project's published database of 2.3 million organic compounds.

2013-06-26: How Silicon Could Become Part Of Solar Energy's Past

An article published on Big Think about The Clean Energy Project's published database of 2.3 million organic compounds.

2013-06-25: Searching For A Material To Make Solar Pants

An article published on Popular Science about The Clean Energy Project's published database of 2.3 million organic compounds.

2013-06-25: End of the Human Proteome Folding - Phase 2 project

Researchers at the Bonneau lab have posted a message thanking all the World Community Grid volunteers as the grid computation phase of this project is complete.

2013-06-25: End of the GO Fight Against Malaria project

The computations for the GO Fight Against Malaria project are recently complete, so Dr. Alex Perryman posted a thank-you message to members and an extensive review of the project.

2013-06-24: Harvard publishes World Community Grid data, rating millions of compounds for use in solar cells

Thanks to World Community Grid volunteers, Harvard has published data about the suitability of 2.3 million organic compounds for converting sunlight into electricity.

2013-06-24: A molecular map to renewable energy? | Researchers release massive database of molecules that might be useful in organic solar cells

The Harvard press release about The Clean Energy Project's published database of 2.3 million organic compounds.

2013-06-24: Researchers release massive database of molecules that might be useful in organic solar cells

An article published on Phys.org about The Clean Energy Project's published database of 2.3 million organic compounds.

2013-06-24: White House announces new innovation efforts in materials science

An article published on the Washington Post about The Clean Energy Project's published database of 2.3 million organic compounds.

2013-06-24: Researchers ID Thousands of Organic Materials for Use in Solar Cells

An article published on MIT Technology Review about The Clean Energy Project's published database of 2.3 million organic compounds.

2013-06-18: GO Fight Against Malaria project update

The GO Fight Against Malaria project, launched on November 16, 2011, has completed processing the computational portion of their research. The Scripps Research Institute researchers thank World Community Grid members for making this project possible by contributing over 28,000 CPU-years of computing power. The project screened 5.6 million commercially available compounds against 22 different classes of potential targets. In the process they have found chemical compounds which appear to be interesting potential drug candidates. Further research will further test these compounds in the laboratory and try to modify the compounds to make them even more effective so they might eventually become treatments.

2013-06-07: Drug Search for Leishmaniasis project update

A poster, containing preliminary Drug Search for Leishmaniasis project results, presented at the WorldLeish5 Congress in Porto de Galinhas-Brasil in May 2013.

2013-06-05: A look back at the Help Conquer Cancer project: Webcast replay is now online

Dr. Igor Jurisica explained the outcome of the Help Conquer Cancer project, and detailed the real-world implications that these results can have for cancer research.

2013-05-30: Computing for Clean Water project update

The Computing for Clean Water researchers have analyzed most of the results to date for the project and are currently writing a research paper about their findings.

2013-05-29: End of the Help Conquer Cancer project

Thanks to the generous contribution of computing power from our members, the Help Conquer Cancer project has concluded.

2013-05-28: World Community Grid - Important Updates

With centuries of donated computing time, volunteers have finished the computations for several popular research projects. Thank you! But there's still more work to do, as well as new projects and new features ahead!

2013-05-22: Help Conquer Cancer project live wrap-up webcast

Listen to the research team discuss the recently completed Help Conquer Cancer project and hear how the results are being used: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 12:00pm ET / 16:00 UTC

2013-05-21: Computing for Clean Water project update

The power of World Community Grid has enabled the Computing for Clean Water project researchers to discover some unexpected properties about the flow of water through carbon nanotubes. They believe that this might lead to ways of tuning filters, based on these nanotubes, to increase efficiency. More details about their exciting new scientific discovery will come with the publication of their research paper.

2013-05-17: Human Proteome Folding, Phase 2 project update

The first project to run on World Community Grid, the Human Proteome Folding project, is coming to a close. They have added greatly to the knowledge of protein structures, providing their results to other scientists via their data base resources.

2013-04-29: Nutritious Rice for the World project update

The Nutritious Rice for the World project has been post-processing their rice protein structure prediction data computed via World Community Grid. In the process of benchmarking and validating their post-processing technique, they believe they have come up with a better method that will improve the accuracy of the final predictions. This new method will be detailed in a new paper and software update, which will be released to the general protein folding community.

2013-04-24: GO Fight Against Malaria project update

The GO Fight Against Malaria (GFAM) project researchers are challenging other scientists to openly collaborate, rather than compete, in finding ways to combat malaria. To this end, the GFAM project has made their results publicly available to other researchers and encourages others to suggest additional computational searches within the GFAM project.

2013-04-18: Computing for Sustainable Water project update

Project updates from the World Community Grid forums

2013-04-16: Computerworld article "Harvard global grid computing project will help create printable solar cells", by Lucas Mearian

In June 2013, Harvard's Clean Energy Project plans to release to solar power developers a list of the top 20,000 organic compounds that could be used to make cheap, printable photovoltaic cells.

2013-04-12: Drug Search for Leishmaniasis project update

Project updates from the PECET website: March 2012 - April 2013

2013-04-12: Help Fight Childhood Cancer Project Update

Project updates from the Chiba website: March 2009 - March 2013

2013-04-11: Help Conquer Cancer project updates

Project updates from the University of Toronto website

2013-04-05: The Clean Engery Project Update

Project updates from the World Community Grid forums

2013-03-22: Drug Search for Leishmaniasis project update

Project updates from the PECET website: March 2012 - March 2013

2013-03-22: Discovering Dengue Drugs - Together project update

Project updates from the World Community Grid forums

2013-03-21: Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy project update

Project updates from the World Community Grid forums

2013-02-20: Human Proteome Folding project web resources lecture

Duncan Penfold-Brown, a Research Associate with the Human Proteome Folding project, gives a tour and demonstration of two web interfaces that organize the results of the Human Proteome Folding calculations and make those results accessible to researchers and the public.

2013-02-19: Say No to Schistosomiasis project update

Project updates from the World Community Grid forums

2013-02-11: Say No to Schistosomiasis project update

Project updates from the World Community Grid forums

2013-02-11: Drug Search for Leishmaniasis project update

Project updates from the World Community Grid forums

2013-02-07: FightAIDS@Home Project Update - Volume 11

2013-01-16: Paper published about the database of results from the Genome Comparison project

A paper about the ProteinWorldDB database, created with the results of the Genome Comparison project, was published in the proceedings of the 7th Brazilian Symposium on Bioinformatics, BSB 2012, Campo Grande, Brazil, August 15-17, 2012.

2013-01-11: ISGTW article "Desktop power helps map protein dance", by Zara Qadir

In this International Science Grid This Week article, World Community Grid's Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy project is discussed - including what is being done with the current results.

2013-01-11: iSGTW article "Desktop power helps map protein dance", by Zara Qadir

In this International Science Grid This Week (iSGTW) article, World Community Grid's Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy project is discussed - including what is being done with the current results.

2013-01-01: The Clean Energy Project Facebook Page

The official Clean Energy Project Facebook page where project news and updates are frequently posted.

2012-12-06: Human Proteome Folding, Phase 2 project updates

Project updates from the NYU website

2012-12-03: Replay of the 3rd annual FightAIDS@Home project webcast

Replay of the FightAIDS@Home webcast given by Dr. Alex Perryman of the Scripps Research Institute on November 29, 2012

2012-12-03: GO Fight Against Malaria project update

Project and experiment updates from the Scripps website

2012-11-30: Help Fight Childhood Cancer project update

Project updates from the World Community Grid forums

2012-11-26: FightAIDS@Home live webcast to commemorate World AIDS Day

On November 29, 2012 Dr. Alex Perryman from The Scripps Research Institute will present a live webcast update on the FightAIDS@Home project

2012-11-26: FightAIDS@Home project update

Project and experiment updates from the Scripps website: May 2008 - November 2012

2012-11-16: GO Fight Against Malaria project update

Project updates from the World Community Grid forums

2012-11-16: Happy 8th Birthday, World Community Grid!

World Community Grid celebrates 8 years of advancing critical humanitarian research!

2012-11-16: Computing for Clean Water project update

Project updates in the World Community Grid forums

2012-11-15: ISGTW article "Computing for Sustainable Water Project comes to an end", by Andrew Purcell

In this International Science Grid This Week article, World Community Grid's Computing for Sustainable Water project is discussed - including future plans for the results.

2012-11-14: Discovering Dengue Drugs - Together project update

Project updates from the UTMB website: January 2008 - November 2012

2012-11-14: Discovering Dengue Drugs - Together project update

Project updates in the World Community Grid forums

2012-11-14: Help Conquer Cancer Project Updates

2012-11-14: Help Conquer Cancer project updates

Project updates from the University of Toronto website

2012-10-30: Drug Search for Leishmaniasis project update

Project updates from the World Community Grid forums

2012-10-17: End of the Computing for Sustainable Water project

Thanks to the generous contribution of computing power from our members, the Computing for Sustainable Water project has concluded.

2012-10-10: Launch of Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) capability for the Help Conquer Cancer Research Project

We are excited to announce the release of GPU processing capability for the Help Conquer Cancer project!

2012-09-27: Bioinformatics Application Note published by the Nutritious Rice for the World researchers

A paper was published in the journal Bioinformatics, which describes the use of Graphics Processing Units (GPU's) to accelerate computations comparing protein structures.

2012-09-26: End of the Computing for Sustainable Water project

Thanks to the generous contribution of computing power from our members, the Computing for Sustainable Water project is concluding.

2012-09-26: End of the Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy - Phase 2 project

As a result of the generous contribution of computing power from our members, the Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy - Phase 2 project is on the verge of finishing.

2012-08-30: Help Conquer Cancer webcast replay

On August 22, 2012, Dr. Igor Jurisica provided an update on the Help Conquer Cancer project via live webcast.

2012-08-15: Human Proteome Folding, Phase 2 Project Updates

2012-08-15: Help Conquer Cancer live webcast

On August 22, 2012 Dr. Igor Jurisica, Senior Scientist at the Ontario Cancer Institute, will be presenting an overview of the Help Conquer Cancer project via live webcast.

2012-07-24: Drug Search for Leishmaniasis project update

2012-07-23: Computing for Clean Water project update

2012-07-11: Paper published in the journal Molecular Cell using Human Proteome Folding project results

A paper was published in the journal Molecular Cell, which used results from the Human Proteome Folding project in identifying proteins which regulate processes in human cells.

2012-07-02: Help Conquer Cancer Project Updates

2012-06-28: One Billion Results Returned by World Community Grid Volunteers!

World Community Grid announces that members have returned more than 1 Billion results.

2012-06-21: Paper published in the journal Genome Biology and Evolution using Human Proteome Folding project results

Researchers have published a paper in the journal Genome Biology and Evolution, which documents their findings studying a number of plant genomes, their proteomes, evolution and protein structure.

2012-04-24: Computing for Sustainable Water webcast replay

On April 20, 2012, Dr. Gerard Learmonth, Sr. provided an overview of the Computing for Sustainable Water project via webcast. You can see the webcast and the related question and answer session here.

2012-04-20: GO Fight Against Malaria Project Update

2012-04-17: Computing for Sustainable Water live webcast

On April 20, 2012 Dr. Gerry Learmonth, Sr. from the University of Virginia will be giving an overview of the Computing for Sustainable Water project via live webcast.

2012-04-17: Launch of the Computing for Sustainable Water Project

2012-04-04: Drug Search for Leishmaniasis Book Chapter

The scientists working on the Drug Search for Leishmaniasis project on World Community Grid have written a chapter in the book "Current Topics in Tropical Medicine".

2012-03-15: Computing for Clean Water project live webcast on World Water Day

On March 22, 2012 (China) / March 21, 2012 (USA) Dr. Francois Grey, from Tsinghua University, will be giving an update on the Computing for Clean Water project via live webcast.

2012-03-15: World Water Day event - Computing for Clean Water webcast replay

On World Water Day, March 22, 2012, Dr. Francois Grey provided an update on the Computing for Clean Water project via webcast. You can see the webcast and the related question and answer session here.

2012-03-13: The Help Conquer Cancer Project Publishes Paper in Journal of Physics

The Help Conquer Cancer (HCC) project researchers have published a paper describing their efforts in re-implementing their algorithms to take advantage of Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) hardware present in many of today's computer's. If the algorithms lend themselves to use a GPU implementation, this can dramatically increase their performance. Their work has led to the testing of a beta release of HCC using GPU hardware on World Community Grid. This paper discusses their experiences.

2012-02-29: Launch of Say No to Schistosoma Research Project

2012-02-28: IBM University Relations: Worldwide

For college and university members: Learn more about IBM resources for faculty, researchers, and students.

2012-01-23: Computing for Clean Water project update

2011-12-21: Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy, Phase 2 Project Update

2011-12-05: World AIDS Day event - FightAIDS@Home webcast replay

On World Aids Day, December 1, 2011, Dr. Alex Perryman provided an update on the FightAIDS@Home project via webcast. You can see the webcast and the related question and answer session here.

2011-12-05: World Community Grid featured on A Smarter Planet blog

World Community Grid is featured on IBM?s A Smarter Planet blog in a series of articles.

2011-11-29: FightAIDS@Home project live webcast on World AIDS Day

On December 1, 2011 Dr. Alex Perryman from The Scripps Research Institute will be giving an update on the FightAIDS@Home project via live webcast.

2011-11-25: Human Proteome Folding, Phase 2 Project Updates

2011-11-16: Happy 7th Birthday, World Community Grid!

2011-11-16: Launch of the GO Fight Against Malaria Project

World Community Grid is pleased to announce the launch of the GO Fight Against Malaria project.

2011-11-16: World Community Grid 100,000 Device Challenge

2011-11-16: World Community Grid 7th Birthday 100,000 Device Challenge

2011-11-15: Happy 7th Birthday, World Community Grid!

2011-11-01: FightAIDS@Home Project Update - Volume 10

2011-10-24: The Human Proteome Folding project webcast replay

On October 21, 2011, Dr. Richard Bonneau provided an update for the Human Proteome Folding project via webcast. You can see the webcast and the related question and answer session here.

2011-10-19: Human Proteome Folding project live webcast

On October 21, 2011 Dr. Richard Bonneau from New York University will be giving an update on the Human Proteome Folding project via live webcast.

2011-10-19: The Human Proteome Folding project webcast replay

On October 21, 2011, Dr. Richard Bonneau provided an update for the Human Proteome Folding project via webcast. You can see the webcast and the related question and answer session here.

2011-10-10: FightAIDS@Home video, featuring Dr. Alex Perryman

In this video, Dr. Alex Perryman gives a brief summary of the FightAIDS@Home project.

2011-09-30: The Clean Energy Project Publishes Paper in Energy & Environmental Science

The Clean Energy Project researchers have published a paper in the journal Energy & Environmental Science, describing their approach for discovering new materials for use in solar cells.

2011-09-26: The Human Proteome Folding project Publishes Paper in Genome Research

The Human Proteome Folding project researchers have published a paper in
the journal Genome Research, which announces the availability of their data
base of predicted protein structures, their validation methods and how this
augments other information about these proteins, thus helping to solve a critical problem for biologists.

2011-09-23: Dr. Joe Jasinski interview, highlighting World Community Grid

IBM researcher, Dr. Joe Jasinski, gives an interview discussing World Community Grid.

2011-09-20: The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters video featuring The Clean Energy Project

In this video, researchers from The Clean Energy Project discuss their Perspective published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters.

2011-09-20: Physorg.com article "Millions of molecules screened in search for the ideal organic solar cell material", by Lisa Zyga

The Clean Energy Project's solar energy research is highlighted in this Physorg.com article.

2011-09-07: Launch of the Drug Search for Leishmaniasis Project

World Community Grid is pleased to announce the launch of the Drug Search for Leishmaniasis project.

2011-09-01: Help Conquer Cancer Project Updates

2011-08-22: The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters video featuring The Clean Energy Project

In this video, researchers from The Clean Energy Project discuss their Perspective published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters.

2011-08-22: The Clean Energy Project Publishes Paper in Physical Chemistry Letters

The Clean Energy Project researchers have published a paper in the journal Physical Chemistry Letters, giving an overview of their project to discover new materials for use in solar cells.

2011-08-22: CERN Press Release "CERN supports European Year of Volunteering through Citizen Cyberscience Centre"

World Community Grid is featured in this press release about the Citizen Cyberspace Centre (CCC) at CERN and grid computing.

2011-08-16: The Clean Energy Project Publishes Paper in Nature

The Clean Energy Project researchers have published a paper in the journal Nature, which describes their preliminary work in developing a method for discovering new materials for use in solar cells.

2011-08-16: The Clean Energy Project Publishes Paper in Nature Communications

The Clean Energy Project researchers have published a paper in the journal Nature Communications, which describes their preliminary work in developing a method for discovering new materials for use in solar cells.

2011-08-15: The Discovering Dengue Drugs - Together project webcast replay

On August 12, 2011, Dr. Robert Malmstrom provided an update for The Discovering Dengue Drugs - Together project via webcast. Here are the links to the webcast and the related question and answer session.

2011-08-10: Discovering Dengue Drugs - Together live webcast

On August 12, 2011 Dr. Robert Malmstrom from The University of Texas Medical Branch will be giving an update on the Discovering Dengue Drugs - Together project via live webcast.

2011-08-08: The Human Proteome Folding project Publishes Paper in Genome Research

The Human Proteome Folding project researchers have published a paper in
the journal Genome Research, which announces the availability of their data
base of predicted protein structures, their validation methods and how this
augments other information about these proteins, thus helping to solve a critical problem for biologists.

2011-06-23: CNNMoney.com article "A supercomputer made of unused PCs", by David Goldman

World Community Grid is highlighted in this CNNMoney.com article.

2011-06-23: CNNMoney.com article "A supercomputer made of unused PCs", by David Goldman

World Community Grid is highlighted in this CNNMoney.com article.

2011-06-22: IBM and World Community Grid win 2011 Computerworld Honor

IBM and World Community Grid have received the 2011 21st Century Award in Collaboration.

2011-06-14: Computing for Clean Water project publishes paper

The Computing for Clean Water researchers have developed an equation which more accurately describes the flow rate of water passing through carbon nanotubes. They published a paper describing these initial findings.

2011-05-23: Help Defeat Cancer publishes paper in Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association

Title: ImageMiner: a software system for comparative analysis of tissue microarrays using content-based image retrieval, high-performance computing, and grid technology.

2011-05-18: Nutritious Rice for the World project publishes paper

The Nutritious Rice for the World researchers developed a way to speed postprocessing of the results computed by World Community Grid. They published a paper describing how this was done using Graphical Processing Units, normally used to in computers for games and entertainment.

2011-04-26: Earth Day 2011 event - The Clean Energy Project webcast replay

On Earth Day, April 22, 2011, Dr. Alan Aspuru-Guzik provided an update for The Clean Energy Project via webcast. Here are the links to the webcast and the related question and answer session.

2011-04-19: Earth Day 2011 event - The Clean Energy Project webcast

Dr. Alan Aspuru-Guzik, from the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University, will be giving an update on The Clean Energy Project via live webcast.

2011-03-29: World Community Grid Help Videos

Videos to help with some of the most frequently asked questions.

2011-03-29: World Community Grid selected as one of IBM's top 100 innovations that helped shape the company

World Community Grid has been selected as one of the 100 innovations which helped shape IBM, thus highlighting the project as one of its most important contributions to society.

2011-03-17: 64-bit Application Announcement

World Community Grid announces the release of 64-bit applications.

2011-03-17: 64-bit Application Announcement

World Community Grid announces the release of 64-bit applications.

2011-03-14: Help Conquer Cancer Project Updates

2011-03-09: Help Fight Childhood Cancer Project Update

2011-03-09: Discovering Dengue Drugs - Together, Phase 2 Project Update

2011-02-23: World Community Grid benefits from Jeopardy! competition

World Community Grid received fifty percent of the winnings from the Jeopardy! competition between IBM's Watson computing system and two past Jeopardy! champs.

2011-02-07: "Chemistry World" article interviews several World Community Grid researchers

This "Chemistry World" article interviews several World Community Grid researchers, giving an informative look at how volunteers are accelerating humanitarian research.

2011-02-04: World Community Grid to benefit from Jeopardy! competition

World Community Grid is set to receive fifty percent of the winnings from the Jeopardy! competition between IBM's 'Watson' computing system and two past Jeopardy! champs.

2011-01-31: Human Proteome Folding, Phase 2 Project Updates

2010-12-06: World AIDS Day event - FightAIDS@Home webcast replay

On World Aids Day, December 1, 2010, Dr. Alex Perryman provided a FightAIDS@Home project update via webcast. Here are the links to the webcast and the related Question and Answer session.

2010-11-29: World AIDS Day event - FightAIDS@Home webcast

On World Aids Day, December 1, 2010, Dr. Alex Perryman from the Scripps Research Institute will be providing a FightAIDS@Home project update via webcast.

2010-11-16: Happy 6th Birthday, World Community Grid!

2010-11-08: Launch of the Windows and Mac Versions of The Clean Energy Project - Phase 2

World Community Grid is pleased to announce the launch of the Windows and Mac versions of The Clean Energy Project - Phase 2 (CEP2).

2010-11-03: The Computing for Clean Water Launch Presentations

These are two videos from the C4CW launch event held September, 2010

2010-11-03: Computing for Clean Water Project Update

IBM?s World Community Grid and Tsinghua University Launch Clean Computing Project

2010-10-25: Sony Assists Researchers With Humanitarian Research Projects

Sony Electronics VAIO® computers now come equipped with IBM?s World Community Grid software.

2010-09-28: World Community Grid Joins Forces with People for a Smarter Planet

World Community Grid joins forces with People for a Smarter Planet, communities that use the power of online crowdsourcing to tackle major global challenges.

2010-09-28: New version of the World Community Grid BOINC Software

World Community Grid is now offering version 6.10.58 of the BOINC software.

2010-09-21: Launch of the Computing for Clean Water Project

World Community Grid is pleased to announce the launch of the Computing for Clean Water project.

2010-09-07: World Community Grid Unveils Research Projects on Three Continents to Improve Water Quality

World Community Grid announces several computing projects aimed at developing techniques to produce cleaner and safer water.

2010-09-05: 500,000,000 Results Returned to Accelerate Research!

World Community Grid announces that members have returned more than 500 million results.

2010-08-02: Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy, Phase 2 Project Update

2010-08-02: FightAIDS@Home Project Update - Volume 9

2010-07-21: 2010 Language Sync-Up Deployed

World Community Grid has completed its annual language sync-up.

2010-06-28: Launch of The Clean Energy Project - Phase 2

World Community Grid is pleased to launch the Linux version of The Clean Energy Project - Phase 2 (CEP2). This project is provided by the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and hopes to find promising new materials for organic solar cells.

2010-06-15: Surplus PC Power Yields Faster Cancer Research

World Community Grid project automates tedious process to determine if protein samples are ready for x-ray examination.

2010-06-01: Fiocruz researchers publish paper for Genome Comparison project

The researchers from Fiocruz have published a paper for their database about the results of the Genome Comparison project. This project included the comparative analysis of the genomes of more than 300 organisms. This database is now available for use by researchers throughout the world.

2010-05-25: A Better Rice for the World - blog article

An interview with Dr. Ram Samudrala, Principal Investigator for the Nutritious Rice for the World project.

2010-05-10: Help Conquer Cancer project publishes paper

The Help Conquer Cancer project researchers have developed an image-analysis and classification system for automatically scoring images from high-throughput protein crystallization trials.

2010-05-03: Dr. Alessandra Carbone named "Woman Scientist of the Year"

Dr. Alessandra Carbone, Principal Investigator for the Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy project, was recently honored as "Woman Scientist of the Year".

2010-04-21: World Community Grid in Fast Company Magazine

This Fast Company article takes an in-depth look at how World Community Grid, researchers, and volunteers are enabling life-saving research.

2010-04-19: World Community Grid Celebrates Earth Day 2010!

World Community Grid members donate computing time to The Clean Energy Project.

2010-04-13: End of Nutritious Rice for the World project

World Community Grid is pleased to announce, that as a result of the generous contribution of computing power from our members, the Nutritious Rice for the World project finished on April 6, 2010.

2010-04-08: Video interview with Dr. Alessandra Carbone

Interview of Dr. Alessandra Carbone, the Principal Investigator for the Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy Project, while attending Techfest 2010 in India in January of 2010.

2010-04-01: Human Proteome Folding, Phase 2 Project Update

2010-03-08: Texas Advanced Computing Center, IBM and World Community Grid celebrate research milestones

Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) and World Community Grid have played a key role in helping Dr. Stan Watowich, from The University of Texas Medical Branch, complete Phase 1 of his research project to discover chemical compounds that can be effective against Dengue Fever.

2010-03-02: Two Compounds Discovered that Pave the Way for New Class of AIDS Drug

Researchers from the FightAIDS@Home project on World Community Grid have found a potentially new way to fight drug resistant strains of AIDS.

2010-02-17: Launch of Discovering Dengue Drugs - Together - Phase 2 Project

World Community Grid is pleased to launch the Discover Dengue Drugs - Together - Phase 2 project by The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, Texas, USA and the University of Chicago in Illinois, USA. The mission of Discovering Dengue Drugs ? Together - Phase 2 is to identify promising drug leads to combat dengue, hepatitis C, West Nile, Yellow fever, and related viruses.

2010-02-02: Smarter Data Center will donate unused computing resources to World Community Grid

IBM unveils a new experiential exhibit at INNOVENTIONS at Epcot® at the Walt Disney World® Resort, which invites guests to discover the possibilities of building a smarter planet.

2010-01-29: Thank you from the winner of the 5th anniversary video contest

Nicola Bernadelli, winner of the 5th anniversary video contest, created a special video message thanking everyone.

2010-01-19: World Community Grid - Accelerating research, tackling global issues

PDF presentation

2010-01-19: Case Study: World Community Grid Accelerating research, tackling global issues

The World Community Grid was set up to address the fact that vital humanitarian research is not being undertaken due to lack of access to essential computational power. World Community Grid harvests the unused computing capacity of volunteer PCs around the world, creating a secure virtual supercomputer available to scientists engaged in not-for-profit humanitarian research. Pioneering scientific research into disease, climate change, hunger and social science is made possible and accelerated through a global grid of devices or "virtual supercomputer", thereby helping to remove constraints of access and affordability. 300,000 years of computer run-time has been provided which has processed over 350 million results for scientists over a period of 5 years.

2010-01-06: 5th Year Anniversary Video Voting Results Are In!

The members have voted and the winning video was been selected. With 53% of the votes, the video submitted by member dicudiddu has won!

2009-12-18: New York Post article "Sweet, sweet charity" by Don Kaplan

Article mentioning that World Community Grid as a good idea for charitable giving.

2009-12-18: Enhanced World Community Grid Facebook Application

2009-12-17: Fifth Anniversary Video Contest Voting Starts Today

Voting for the World Community Grid - 5th Anniversary Video Contest starts today and will end on January 5, 2010.

2009-12-11: MSNBC news clip on Dengue Fever

This video clip was featured on the Nightly News with Brian Williams

2009-11-30: IBM wins CSR award for rice IT project

Information technology giant IBM was awarded the Asian CSR Award for poverty alleviation for its program, ?World Community Grid: Nutritious Rice for the World? during the 8th Asian Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) awards.

2009-11-17: Web Site Updates for November 17, 2009

2009-11-16: World Community Grid 5th Anniversary Video Contest

2009-11-05: End of the Influenza Antiviral Drug Search Project

2009-11-03: FightAIDS@Home Project Update - Volume 8

2009-11-02: The Grid for Kids brochure

Brochure about TryScience and World Community Grid