- 38 entries from Folding@home – one of the largest supercomputing grids in the world, using distributed computing to band people around the world with software that investigates human diseases and disorders such as Alzheimer’s, ALS, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s disease, and various forms of cancers.
- Modeling of new socio-economic scenarios to help end poverty
- Accurately forecasting climate changes to respond to greenhouse emissions, global warming, and sea levels
- Creating a database to monitor individuals convicted of crimes (involving children) to help prevent further child abductions
- Utilizing virtualization on a grand scale – by having web servers, SQL server, file servers, and email servers all on separate Virtual Machines with multi core possibilities
- Teaching young children (through online games) how to write computer programs, providing a fun appreciation for math and science at an early age.
More in Anita’s post; deadline is Wednesday, March 24, 2010.