Ok, so I’ve been on WCG for a week now so I thought I might as well share my experience and what I’ve done on it since I signed up.
My greatest concern was if the application would slow down my machine. Nope. In fact, I set it to run in the background without having to wait for my laptop to be idle which means it’s working as I type this entry out. Of course I set the settings to not do any processing if I were running only on batteries. And I do manually shut down the application if I did processing intensive things like gaming and stuff. Otherwise, it just keeps going and going.
So if you have the same concerns, don’t worry. 🙂
My contributed results in the past week
I’ve returned a total of 12 sets of results in the following breakdown:-
FightAids@Home – 2
Help Conquer Cancer – 1
Human Proteome Folding – 5
Nutritious Rice for the World – 4
In total I’ve contributed 5 days 8 hours and 59 minutes worth of processing time.
I’m actually thinking of cutting down the projects that I’m subscribed to though since I’m actually more interested in helping to conquer cancer at this point and it’s the lowest of the lot right now.
There are teams
Surfing around the site, I realised one could clock stats in teams so if you’re joining up because you heard it from me, join my team! Look for “Small Changes” from Singapore.
How do you join?
Head on down to www.worldcommunitygrid.org. Get an account, download the app and, well, install it.