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IBM Crowdsourcing Computer Power to Fight Ebola

IBM’s cloud technology “World Community Grid” is aiding in terms of computing power to scientists working hard to fight against Ebola. The research into the Ebola cure has taken an entirely new direction recently. The users of PCs, laptops, or Android smartphones, can donate processing power to help scientific community to find a cure for Ebola. You really don’t need to have any kind of scientific or medical ground for playing your part in the scientific research.

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IBM has taken a praiseworthy step to find a novel method for enabling the general public to play their part in the scientific research. You really don’t need to spend a lot of money or travel to the areas hardest hit by the virus for fighting against Ebola.

The IBM’s latest cause will begin this week. You just need to download a secure app that will take advantage of the computing power of your devices when they are sitting idle. This step will enable the volunteers to play their part in the fight against Ebola while they are sleeping or having a break. The collective computing power will be integrated in the form of a distributed computing effort designed to help The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) with the screening process for chemical compounds. This process certainly helps in finding new drugs for treating Ebola.

The latest innovation in the fight against Ebola has been made possible due to efforts of IBM’s World Community Grid. IBM has been allowing the users to voluntarily take part in plenty of data-driven initiatives to donate their idle processing power to be used in some noble cause. The computing resources provided by the users are merged in the form of a huge pool of processing power that can be considered as a virtual computer. It can process huge amount of data and also perform complex calculations which are vital for the scientific advancement.

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