Date Added: Jan 2011
Grid computing is a form of distributed computing where a centralized client computer distributes computations among a large number of server computers. There exists several grid computing projects that utilize computers of home users for applications that require a great amount of computing resources. The authors consider two charity and two other non-profit case organizations (Red Cross, Unicef, Amnesty International and Greenpeace) to look into if these organizations could benefit from grid computing projects of the own. They examine how to motivate the home users to participate in grid computing projects in order to make the projects successful.