A computer program that automatically earns money for charity has been developed by SuperDonate, Inc.
To generate money for the charity selected by the user, the SuperDonate application silently runs in the background. The program is completely free and does not affect the Computer performance. The donations made to charity are still very real.
"Every day millions of computers are powered on but idle, wasting energy while performing no useful work. We have created an application that can earn money for charity by efficiently using this idle computer time," Tom Bak, Founder of SuperDonate, Inc, said. "This computing time that would otherwise be wasted can now help many good causes."
With SuperDonate, donating to charity is simple and safe. The user, after installing the application, only needs to choose the charity he wants to earn money for. The SuperDonate can be minimized by the user to a tiny icon that will continue working quietly in the background.
When the user's computer is idle, then only the SuperDonate get activated. Owing to this the user notices no difference in the performance of his computer. Their daily personal and team donations on the company's website can be easily tracked by the users.
By selling idle computer time to organizations that need to solve important math, science and health problems, SuperDonate earns money. The organization, in exchange for this computing power, will give money towards the charity selected by the user.
For AIDS research, cancer research, pharmaceutical drug discovery, clean energy research and mathematical problems, the distributed computing networks like SuperDonate are regularly used.
SuperDonate's distributed computing network is good for the environment. For computing needs, every day very large data centers are being built. These data centers are expensive, inefficient and are also a significant source of energy waste and pollution.
In May 2008, it was reported by the New York Times that 'data centers will surpass the airline industry as a greenhouse gas polluter by 2020.' By letting idle computers do the work instead, these wasteful data centers do not need to be built.
Currently, one of five charities, including The Nature Conservancy, Charity: water, The Oaktree Foundation, The Invisible Youth Network and Philippine Aid Society gets donations from the SuperDonate program.
In related news, Antec, Inc., the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, has announced its online charity auction to benefit Haitian relief.
Deepika Mala is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Patrick Barnard