Sterling College contributes 46 years of computing power
October 4, 2013
In 21 months, Sterling College’s computers have returned 73,997 calculations to World Community Grid, the world’s largest nonprofit computing grid that uses surplus power from computers around the world to research problems that influence society. The number and complexity of the calculations the Sterling College computers have returned to World Community Grid is equal to 46 years of computing time.
The idea to install the World Community Grid software on Sterling College’s computers came from Caleb Watney of Sterling, Kan. He worked with the College’s Director of Innovation and Technology Mykeal Pitts and Assistant Director Lance O’Donnell to install the software on 53 campus computers as part of his Sterling High School senior project. He also installed the software on 28 computers at Sterling High School to form a Sterling, Kan., team on the World Community Grid website.
Calculations returned from the Sterling team have helped with finding more efficient and more flexible solar cells, fighting AID