IT’S EASY | IT’S COOL | IT’S SECURE
Side-Out has set up a team with the World Community Grid so that all of our constituents have the opportunity to donate their idle computer time to help solve complex problems in the cancer world. The goal is to have the most successful team and have the greatest impact on solving these problems. What is the World Community Grid, you ask?
The grid is a non-profit virtual organization founded and managed by IBM and the University of California, Berkley. The software, developed by the university and hosted on IBM servers at no cost, is completely safe and will not interfere or in any way hurt your computer. The usage will only take place when you are not using the computer and leave it on. Of course you must download the prescribed software and be connected to the Internet. It is totally safe from viruses and cannot interfere with your personal data and information. The Side-Out Foundation, like thousands of other organizations, believes that this global community could make a difference by donating its unused computer capacity in a safe and reliable environment.
Consistent with our cancer research and the goals of our foundation, the grid has already made a great contribution with the following project.
How You Can Help
Donate the power of your computer when it is turned on, but is idle, to projects that can help find a cure for cancer! The secure software and system does it all for free and you can become part of the SIDE-OUT community that will change the face of cancer research. Once you install the software, you will be participating in World Community Grid. It’s that simple! Just click the “Join Today” button below.
Here is some more information about the Grid:
Grid computing joins together many individual computers, creating a large system with massive computational power that far surpasses the power of a handful of supercomputers. Because the work is split into small pieces that can be processed simultaneously, research time is reduced from years to months. The technology is also more cost-effective, enabling better use of critical funds.
Changing Our World Now
Grid computing is not a futuristic technology. World Community Grid is at work right now applying this technology to exciting research projects that can benefit us all.
Our first project, Human Proteome Folding, is identifying the proteins produced by human genes. With this information, scientists can understand how defects in proteins can cause disease, making it easier to find cures.
In 2003, with grid computing, in less than three months scientists identified 44 potential treatments to fight the deadly smallpox disease. Without the grid, the work would have taken more than one year to complete.