Project Details

Charity Engine

Turning large computing jobs into home PC tasks for charity funding and cash prizes.

By The Worldwide Computer Company Ltd.

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Project Twitter: @CharityEngine

  • Economic Empowerment
  • Open Source
  • Physical Computing
  • Internet
  • Data

Charity Engine chops large and costly computing jobs into small pieces, simple enough for networks of home PCs to work on as a background task. Universities and corporates buy the service, and participating home PCs earn money for nine partner charities, with a slice going to a prize fund for those involved. When not being used by corporate clients, the computers' surplus processing power is donated to charity computing projects such as Malaria Control.

Last updated: 09th of May, 2014

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