World Community Grid is a not-for-profit distributed computing project, sponsored by IBM, whose goal is to leverage volunteered computing power in the interest of public health. Some of the projects underway at the time of this writing are:
One of the important considerations when participating in a distributed computing project is which software to use. While the software the World Community Grid offers can be used, you may want to look into using the BOINC client which currently offers more user control (processing options, logging, etc.) and the ability to join other distributed computing projects. The BOINC client:
This is a simple process:
You can stop participating at any time, either temporarily or permanently. To do so, exit the client software, and uninstall it, if desired.