Do you know what your computer is doing when you're not using it?
Your computer can be working for good when you aren't using it! Whether you're on the phone or have stepped away from your desk or you just have a whole lot more computer than you'll ever use, World Community Grid would love to use the extra processing power for good.
World Community Grid's mission is to create the world's largest public computing grid to tackle projects that benefit humanity. Public and non-profit organizations are able to use the grid for humanitarian research that might otherwise not be completed due to the high cost of the computer infrastructure required in the absence of a public grid.
The projects World Community Grid are currently supporting include The Clean Energy Project, Nutritious Rice for the World, Help Conquer Cancer, Discovering Dengue Drugs - Together, Human Proteome Folding, and FightAIDS@Home.
Adding your computer to the grid is easy. Go to http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org and register. You will be prompted to download and install a small program on your computer. You'll be on the grid after your next restart.
The program does include a screensaver that is pretty neat looking if you like screensavers. I don't. It was easily turned off.
I've been running the software for three days or so and haven't noticed any deterioration in speed or performance with my computer.
Join now and put the power of your computer to work for good.