IBM and Tsinghua University announced the launch of Computing for Clean Water, a new volunteer computing project from China. CAS@home welcomes this younger brother. The project is part of the World Community Grid, which IBM supports philanthropically. See WCG to find out more and join the new project. If you are in China, please tell family and friends about the project, because WCG is easy to use for beginners, and there is good Chinese language information explaining the project. Also the Tsinghua scientists want to reach 100,000 new volunteers in one month!
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Dr David P. Anderson - Project director, architect, and developer of BOINC posted:
On January 13th IBM announced that World Community Grid will receive half of the winnings from a man vs. machine contest on the Jeopardy! game show, to air February 14, 15 and 16, 2011.
In Watson's Wake, IBM
World Community Grid Registration Skyrockets 700%
February 18, 2011
$500,000 in IBM Jeopardy! Challenge prize money to fund global research that benefits humanity
ARMONK, NY, Feb. 18 -- Watson wasn't the only computer system that won this week when it competed successfully against two human champions on the Jeopardy! game show.
The other computing system is called World Community Grid, a virtual supercomputer that helps scientists solve humanitarian challenges by tapping the unused computing power of personal computers around the world. Scientists who use World Community Grid are not only set to receive $500,000 in prize money --
One additional grant will be provided to the -- University of California, Berkeley for its "BOINC operating system"
the software that runs public, volunteer-based computing efforts such as World Community Grid.
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