Internet-based Distributed Computing Projects updates for November 16, 2004

Internet-based Distributed Computing Projects updates for November 16, 2004

Post by kpearso » Fri, 19 Nov 2004 01:20:55


The following updates are from the Internet-based Distributed Computing
Projects website ( http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ). These updates
cover public distributed computing projects (projects in which anyone can
participate).

November 16, 2004

- new active life sciences project:
( http://www.yqcomputer.com/ #proteome ) Human
Proteome Folding. Note that
( http://www.yqcomputer.com/ #wcg ) World
Community Grid and
( http://www.yqcomputer.com/ #grid )
grid.org are running this project together. If you are currently
participating in grid.org's cancer research project, you do not need to
register at World Community Grid to participate in Human Proteome Folding.

- new computing platform:
( http://www.yqcomputer.com/ #wcg ) World
Community Grid. This platform, in partnership with
( http://www.yqcomputer.com/ #grid )
grid.org, plans to release 3 to 5 new projects per year.

- ( http://www.yqcomputer.com/ #gridcancer )
United Devices Cancer Research posted a project update today: 400 compounds
from the second phase of the project (LigandFit) have been synthesized and
tested in a lab. Between 2-4% of them show activity. Typically less than
0.1% of compounds from computer-simulated screening show activity. The next
step for the successful compounds "is to persuade pharmaceutical or
biotechnology companies to take up these experimentally verified hits and to
test them further."

- ( http://www.yqcomputer.com/ #capcal ) Capacity
Calibration ended yesterday. It will be replaced by a new for-pay project
(more details about the new project will be available soon).

- ( http://www.yqcomputer.com/ #predictor )
Predictor@home is migrating to its new project servers and to the BOINC
4.x platform: it hopes to restart its project in 2 weeks

- new ( http://www.yqcomputer.com/ #041116 ) news
article: an overview of ( http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ) IBM and
( http://www.yqcomputer.com/ #grid )
grid.org's ( http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ) World Community Grid

- new ( http://www.yqcomputer.com/ #041112 ) news
article: an experiment to create a Linux cluster from 8
( http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ) Xboxes

--
Kirk Pearson, editor of Internet-based Distributed Computing Projects
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
Time sneaks up on you like a windshield on a bug. -- John Lithgow