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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

On the World Community Grid

Stan Watowich, World Community Grid user

Stan Watowich, World Community Grid user

The World Community Grid (WCG) now has a half-million users dedicating the unused power of their personal computers—and bigger computers, in some cases—to solving pressing scientific questions.

A story on the Web site of the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), which donates cycles from one of its high-performance computers to the WCG, looks at the WCG and how it works.

The story highlights the research of Stan Watowich, an associate professor of Biochemistry at The University of Texas Medical Branch.

His research, “Developing Dengue Drugs – Together,” is a World Community Grid project supported by TACC. The project seeks to find drug-like molecules that will be effective at stopping the replication of dengue, West Nile, and hepatitis C viruses, all of which share structurally-similar enzymes.

IBM Corp. is the WCG’s corporate sponsor, donating hardware, software, technical services and expertise to build and maintain it.

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1 Comment to "On the World Community Grid"

technical communications…

technical communications are important whether it costs money take care of or not. Supporting information is vital and so your post On the World Community Grid | Further Findings makes interesting reading. I hope many see it and take notice….

April 4, 2010


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