The first node has been running the World Community Grid client for a little over a day now. The node has a single processor with four cores (it can handle four simultaneous projects at once) and switches between projects every hour and a half. All together, during the first day of operation, the node fueled by my RocketHub supporters provided just over 1 day and 8 hours of combined CPU time spread across five projects.
|Project||Run Time (y:d:h:m:s)|
|GO Fight Against Malaria||0:000:08:34:49|
|Computing for Clean Water||0:000:10:26:24|
|The Clean Energy Project – Phase 2||0:000:08:38:33|
|Help Fight Childhood Cancer||0:000:03:52:10|
|Help Conquer Cancer||0:000:01:07:31|
As this node’s CPU adds its processing power to the World Community Grid, it joins together with many others to work towards solutions to many problems in the world while node systems are idle and not otherwise using their CPU capability. This is part of the STEMulate Learning project, showing young learners the potential of adding together small resources to find big solutions to the world’s problems.
If you would like to add your own spare processing power, just download the free client and join the STEMulate Learning team (http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/reg/viewRegister.do?teamID=T0H6V4MJ02). The BOINC (Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing) client is a free download available for PC, Mac and Linux clients (http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/reg/ms/viewDownloadAgain.do).
If you are already a World Community Grid participant, you can join our team here: http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/team/viewTeamInfo.do?teamId=T0H6V4MJ02
The client can be configured to run only at night, or during idle times when you computer is not in use, and its contributions can join together with those of others to conduct “Big Science” research while demonstrating the real power behind crowd support of science to young learners and their teachers.
I hope you will join us!