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Figure B-6 World Community Grid Screen Saver
www.worldcommunitygrid.org
Below are a few screen captures of the actual the World Community Grid Web
site; this is solely intended as a glimpse of what kind of information should be
provided to encourage potential participants, and to illustrate some of the
previously discussed features.
The World Community Grid home page (Figure B-7 on page 164) gives quick
access to the main sections of the Web site, and underlines the message the
World Community Grid is conveying: “You can help change the world”.
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Figure B-7 World Community Grid Web Site - Homepage
The World Community Grid Web site provides visitors with global in-depth
statistics on the community contribution. These stats can be consolidated by
various criteria, in particular by projects (see Figure B-8 on page 165).
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Figure B-8 World Community Grid Web Site - Project Statistics
The first project is known as Human Proteome. Human Proteome, in short, is a
study that includes a method of determining the final shape and function of
proteins to ultimately combat a number of diseases. Human Proteome is not an
end in itself, but rather it is a stepping stone to potentially provide a cure for a
variety of diseases.
The World Community Grid Web site has a member area, for registered
contributors to measure their individual contribution and manage their devices.
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Statistics of the teams they belong to are also displayed in this area (see
Figure B-9).
Figure B-9 World Community Grid: Member Area

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