Charity Engine – donating spare computing power for good

first_img Tagged with: Technology Howard Lake | 10 May 2012 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Charity Engine – donating spare computing power for good Advertisement  123 total views,  1 views today Charity Engine is the latest service to attempt to use idle computing power for social good projects. Previous examples include [email protected], “the largest distributed computing effort with over 3 million users”, and United Devices cancer research screensaver initiative.Indeed, Charity Engine is based on Berkeley University’s BOINC software, “as used by dozens of famous ‘citizen science’ projects such as [email protected] and the BBC’s climateprediction.net”.Charity Engine is described as “a non-profit volunteer computing grid, owned and operated by the Worldwide Computer Company Ltd” in Manchester. It works by granting access to the grid to approved companies, with the profits going to charity and a prize draw for individuals who donate their idle PC capacity.Partner charities include Oxfam, Amnesty International, Sightsavers, Practical Action, Medecins sans Frontieres, and Actionaid.www.charityengine.com AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1  124 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1last_img

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