World Community Grid

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Name: World Community Grid
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

13 companies sowing solutions for food resilience

Could Big Data offer the most fertile solution for countering systemic food waste and frightening future scarcity scenarios?Last month Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Coca-Cola, Nestlé and dozens of other companies started sowing the seeds for a crop ... [Published GreenBiz - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Aug 23 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 1 reports

Ever wanted to contribute to scientific advancement in your sleep? Then download these programs!

Who says that you can't contribute to scientific advancement in your sleep?That's the thinking behind distributed computing projects, allowing users to donate spare processing power to a good cause.In other words, users are essentially working together ... [Published iafrica.com - Aug 23 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 02 2014 - 1 reports

White House partners with Amazon and others on climate change resilience

_ Global warming is implicated in recent record droughts that highlight climate risks to the food supply. Photograph: David I. Gross/ZUMA Press/Corbis Along with its warning this week that , the White House has announced a series of data-related initiatives ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

FACT SHEET: Empowering America’s Agricultural Sector and Strengthening Food Resilience through the President’s Climate Data Initiative

Office of the Press SecretaryFor Immediate ReleaseJuly 29, 2014“My administration will work with tech innovators and launch new challenges under our Climate Data Initiative, focused initially on rising sea levels and their impact on the coasts, but ultimately ... [Published The White House - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

IBM Offers World Community Grid to Sustainability Scientists

Today IBM announced that the company will provide eligible scientists studying climate change-related issues with free access to dedicated virtual supercomputing in support of the White House Climate Data Initiative. The post IBM Offers World Community ... [Published insideHPC - Jul 29 2014]

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...The gadgets cost around $1,400 each. "It is more proactive in shoving this information into the farmer's face, a recognizable gain toward conservation. … All it takes is one instance where the pivot is stuck, and the product pays for itself" said CEO Edward DeSalle
Walmart noted that the company is already working with "eight of the largest food companies to ensure that tomorrow’s food supply is more sustainable" - in part by expanding its sustainable agriculture programs by 8 mn acres, although no time frame was mentioned
"Imagine the difference we could make to our children’s future if just a fraction of these Android users were able to divert some of their unused processing power to help find answers to the questions that concern us all."

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IBM Offers World Community Grid to Sustainabili... [Published insideHPC - Jul 29 2014]
FACT SHEET: Empowering America’s Agricultural S... [Published The White House - Jul 29 2014]
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HTC launches shared Android computing initiative [Published Telecompaper - Feb 25 2014]
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