From SARTA via WCG: “SARTA has partnered with IBM’s World Community Grid”

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World Community Grid (WCG)



Did you know that your computer or mobile device can help cure diseases or research clean energy? IBM’s World Community Grid (WCG) brings together researchers that need massive computing resources (think supercomputers) with hundreds of thousands of volunteers that donate the idle time of their devices to help solve those issues. The combined effort of the participants’ devices exceed the power of a few supercomputers.

SARTA has and continues to focus on green technology and has taken steps to improve the air quality and protect natural resources in our community and around the world. We have long been a supporter of alternative fuels for our fleet such as diesel-electric hybrid, bio-fuel, compressed natural gas (CNG) and now hydrogen fuel cells. With World Community Grid we can utilize our devices around the clock, even when employees are not working. Computers continue to become more energy efficient and this helps offset the cost of electricity.

SARTA has contributed hundreds of compute-years to research projects such as Zika, AIDS, Ebola, Tuberculosis, Cancer, Genome research and Clean Energy. We currently average 127 compute-days of research per calendar day.

Since September 2013, SARTA has donated computing time as shown below and continues to volunteer our devices to the World Community Grid for the betterment of all.

sartaonline: 368 years, 152 days, 20 hours of Run Time (Rank: #160)

Help projects like: OpenZika, Help Stop TB, FightAIDS@Home – Phase 2, Outsmart Ebola Together, Uncovering Genome Mysteries, Mapping Cancer Markers, The Clean Energy Project – Phase 2

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World Community Grid (WCG) brings people together from across the globe to create the largest non-profit computing grid benefiting humanity. It does this by pooling surplus computer processing power. We believe that innovation combined with visionary scientific research and large-scale volunteerism can help make the planet smarter. Our success depends on like-minded individuals – like you.”

WCG projects run on BOINC software from UC Berkeley.

BOINC is a leader in the field(s) of Distributed Computing, Grid Computing and Citizen Cyberscience.BOINC is more properly the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing.

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“Download and install secure, free software that captures your computer’s spare power when it is on, but idle. You will then be a World Community Grid volunteer. It’s that simple!” You can download the software at either WCG or BOINC.

Please visit the project pages-

FightAIDS@home Phase II


Rutgers Open Zika

Help Stop TB
WCG Help Stop TB
Outsmart Ebola together

Outsmart Ebola Together

Mapping Cancer Markers

Uncovering Genome Mysteries
Uncovering Genome Mysteries

Say No to Schistosoma

GO Fight Against Malaria

Drug Search for Leishmaniasis

Computing for Clean Water

The Clean Energy Project

Discovering Dengue Drugs – Together

Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy

Help Fight Childhood Cancer

Help Conquer Cancer

Human Proteome Folding


World Community Grid is a social initiative of IBM Corporation
IBM Corporation

IBM – Smarter Planet