World Community Grid

L’opérateur mutualisé de production IT du groupe Crédit Agricole S.A. soutient la recherche humanitaire en devenant partenaire du World Community Grid d’IBM.

SILCA, opérateur mutualisé de production IT du groupe Crédit Agricole S.A, est un pôle d’expertise proposant de nombreuses offres de services aux entités du groupe Crédit Agricole et les accompagne dans leur stratégie de digitalisation tout en élevant en permanence le niveau de sécurité. La responsabilité sociale, la responsabilité environnementale ainsi que la solidaritie sont […]

Smashing Childhood Cancer with IBM World Community Grid

In 2014, a team of researchers used IBM’s World Community Grid to discover several potential drug candidates to fight neuroblastoma, a cancer that affects children. Today, the project’s lead scientist has assembled an international team of researchers to fight even more childhood cancers on World Community Grid, and anyone with a computer and an internet […]

Making a Difference, Not Just a Living

If you know IBM, the scope and depth of the initiatives detailed in our 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report will not surprise you. IBM undertakes actions at scale, and because corporate responsibility is fully integrated with our overall business strategy, our CSR programs are global in reach as they seek to enable fundamental transformations of societal […]

Help an International Research Team Fight the Zika Virus

(Brazilian Portuguese Version Below) Few people had heard of the Zika virus before 2015, when it began rapidly spreading in the Americas, particularly in Brazil. The virus is mostly spread by mosquitoes, although sexual and blood transmission are also possible. Some pregnant women who have contracted the Zika virus have given birth to infants with […]

World Community Grid Volunteers Help Power New Tuberculosis Research

Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major global killer. More than 1.5 million people, including 140,000 children, died from the disease in 2014 – a year in which 9.6 million new cases (more than 1 million of them children) were diagnosed. The World Health Organization has declared TB to be the world’s deadliest infectious disease, along with […]

A Profile in Corporate Citizenship

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has just bestowed its “Best Corporate Steward” award for large business – the Citizens Award – on IBM. The Chamber Foundation’s Best Corporate Steward award recognizes businesses that serve as powerful forces for good around the world. Companies and chambers of commerce from around the globe compete for Citizens awards […]

Pioneering New Techniques in the Fight Against HIV

In a decade-long collaboration with over half a million World Community Grid volunteers, The Scripps Research Institute has made significant advances in the fight against HIV. With the virus constantly evolving, the research team is leveraging World Community Grid to pioneer the use of new analysis techniques to more quickly and accurately identify promising anti-HIV […]

Corporate Citizenship and Purpose-Driven Transformation

IBM’s technology and talent have the power to help transform governments, institutions, communities and the quality of life for people around the world. We work to improve education, revitalize cities, address the challenges of economic growth, respond to disasters, and develop sustainable strategies for energy use and environmental protection. As part of a tradition that dates to the […]

Enhancing Nanotechnology’s Potential to Improve Clean Water Access

According to the World Health Organization, over a million people die every year from diseases caused by unclean water. With population growth and climate change, the problem is expected to get worse. Our team has discovered a phenomenon which could form an important step towards making clean water available to those who need it most. […]

Finding a Cure for Ebola

There are no reliable treatments or vaccines for the Ebola virus – the significant global health threat behind the growing humanitarian crisis in West Africa. That’s why IBM’s World Community Grid – the virtual supercomputer for humanitarian research – is launching Outsmart Ebola Together to help find a cure. The research project will be directed […]

Decade of Discovery: Finding a New Drug to Combat Dengue Fever

Dengue fever is a debilitating tropical disease that threatens 40 percent of the world’s population. As part of World Community Grid’s 10th anniversary celebrations, research partner Stan Watowich, Ph.D., talks about how the program enabled his team to identify a new drug lead that could stop the virus in its tracks. _____________________________ Dengue fever, also known […]

Accelerating Cancer Discovery with Precision Medicine

Accurate diagnosis and treatment is essential when it comes to tackling cancer. As part of World Community Grid’s 10th anniversary celebrations, research partner David J. Foran, Ph.D., writes about how the program enabled his team to develop a new tool for doctors to diagnose cancer and tailor treatments to individual patients using big data and […]

Join in the Discovery of Nature’s Hidden Superpowers

 by Wim Degrave and Torsen Thomas To kick-start its 10th anniversary celebrations, World Community Grid is partnering with the University of New South Wales in Australia and the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz in Brazil) in their research to better understand DNA and proteins – uncovering the hidden superpowers of the natural world. In the article below, […]

2013 Corporate Responsibility Report Captures IBM’s Moment of Transformation

Cloud computing. Data analytics. Mobile computing. Social business. Evolving individually, any one of these developments would be a disruption in the way individuals, societies and businesses relate to each other. Taken together, Cloud, Big Data, Mobile and Social are affecting nothing less than a global transformation of the way organizations operate. But IBM’s commitment to […]

Answering the President’s Call to Support Climate Change Research

President Obama’s Climate Data Initiative is an ambitious new effort to help give communities across America the information and tools they need to plan for current and future climate impacts. This morning, IBM is participating in a White House roundtable to discuss our efforts to reduce emissions and strengthen local resilience in the face of […]