Most of our computers sit in idle during the day. Whether it's in a laboratory or our desktops, the computer stays on but unused. What if there were a way to harness the spare cycles for projects that benefit humanity? The World Community Grid does just that. Some of the supported projects include examining tissue microarrays for cancer research, identifying candidate drugs to block HIV protease as part of AIDS research, and obtaining higher resolution structures of human proteins and pathogens.
Tim has set a good example for other CIOs in the Minnesota State College and University System. Others will surely follow.