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Based on reader suggestion and feedback, New York Habitat has recently become involved with the World Community Grid research project. Our desire to use the technology of our offices combined with the range of research the project provides has made the union a perfect fit.
New York Habitat Aids in the Advancement of Cancer Research describes our similar participation in a project run by Grid.org. Like Grid.org, the World Community Grid (powered by IBM) uses distributing computing to make advancements in the area of medical research. However, whereas Grid.org focused on cancer research, the World Community Grid has joined forces with several research projects concerning different important issues.
Distributing computing allows for volunteers all over the world to donate computer time. Volunteers download software that enables the World Community Grid and like projects to complete virtual preliminary research on a range of topics.
At the moment, World Community Grid is forwarding the research for muscular dystrophy, genome comparisons, proteome folding, and AIDS.
At this point in our involvement, New York Habitat has been able to donate over a year and a half of computer processor time. As a premiere resource for vacation accommodations in London, Paris, the South of France, and New York, we are proud that the computers in our offices can be put to such important use.
For more information on the World Community Grid and how to donate your own processor hours, visit http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/.
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