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IBM, Harvard conduct solar research on your computer

IBM today announced that it is teaming up with Harvard University to launch a new worldwide grid project aimed at finding ways to make solar energy cheaper and more efficient.

IBM also said that it is now piloting its World Community Grid on a new internal IBM cloud -- a network of services and software. The company added that it plans to expand the grid so IBM's cloud computing clients can use it for solar research.

People, universities and companies around the globe donate spare computer power to the overall World Community Grid. Servers on the grid allot tasks to systems that can use their idle time to work on various humanitarian research projects.

Full story from Computerworld.