In August of 2006, Turning the TIDE established a partnership with IBM through their World Community Grid Program.  World Community Grid’s mission is to create the largest public computing grid benefiting humanity. Our work is built on the belief that technological innovation combined with visionary scientific research and large-scale volunteerism can change our world for the better.  As a member of the World Community Grid, Turning the TIDE contributes computer time that would normally go to waste, allowing Turning the TIDE to join with other organizations across the county to create a large system with massive computational power that far surpasses a handful of supercomputers.  World Community Grid’s first Project, Human Proteome Folding, is identifying the proteins produced by human genes, allowing scientists to understand how defects in proteins can cause disease, ultimately leading towards cures to those diseases. Turning the TIDE encourages all of its partners and supporters to join in the work of World Community Grid.  Additional information on World Community Grid and becoming a World Community Grid partner can be found at www.worldcommunitygrid.org.