Donating unused computing time to science
Did you know that on average less than 5% of your computertime is used? Even if you have your computer turned on and are doing some work like word processing or browsing the Internet. Instead of letting all this computing time unused, you can donate it to science. There are many scientists that can use your computing time to do research for medical appliactions, or environemental programmes.
If you want to donate your unused computing time to science, you can join one of the following Grids that are connected to EDGeS. This way you know the scientific quality of the applications from which you can choose is good, and thus you are really helping advancing science.
EDGeS@Home provides support for different kind of applications. Currently it is running ISDEP, a fusion research application. The website is available in several languages.
In addition there are Grids operated by EDGeS partners:
Hungary: SZTAKI Desktop Grid runs mostly mathematical problems.
The Netherlands: AlmereGrid, mainly involved in medical applications
Spain: Ibercivis runs a variety of applications
You can join one of these Grids even if you are not located in the country. But they offer the advantage that they not only provide information in English, but also in a local language.