In late January 2011, four FPCUG members attended a Technical Conference sponsored by the Florida Association of Computer User Groups (FACUG) where a session on the World Community Grid (WCG) was presented.
On their homepage (http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org), under Who Are We, the World Community Grid says, "World Community Grid 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."
By joining the World Community Grid, you can contribute idle time on your computer to the solution of major medical, social and technological problems which would require hundreds of years of computing time on the few super computers located at various corporate locations around the world.
To learn more about the World Community Grid, go to http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org, and click on the Help icon on the right side of the main menu, shown here circled in red.
There you will find videos on Becoming a Member, How and When World Community Grid Runs, Joining a Team and several other topics.
We have set up a World Community Grid team called FCPUG-Virginia, which you can join to work on projects with our computer group, and to learn more along with fellow members, you can attend a World Community Grid SIG at 6 PM on the 4th Tuesday of each month immediately before the All About Your Computer SIG. For more information, please contact Kay Pollock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This SIG held it's final meeting on July 26, 2011.