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World Community Grid - Download. System requirements - BOINC. Your computer must satisfy the following requirements to run BOINC.

System requirements - BOINC

BOINC-based projects may have additional requirements. Windows Operating system Windows 2000 SP5 or XP SP2 or later Hardware Pentium 233 MHz (Recommended: Pentium 500 MHz or greater) 64 MB RAM (Recommended: 128 MB RAM or greater) 20 MB disk space Permissions You must have administrator privileges to install BOINC. Nvidia Support You must have driver version 185.85 or better installed in order to use your GPU. ATI Support You must have driver version 8.12 or better installed in order to use your GPU. Mac Operating system Mac OS X 10.4.0 and later Hardware Macintosh computer with an Intel x86 or PowerPC G3, G4, or G5 processor 128 MB RAM (Recommended: 256 MB RAM or greater) 200 MB disk space Linux. GPU computing - BOINC. Most computers are equipped with a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) that handles their graphical output, including the 3-D animated graphics used in computer games.

GPU computing - BOINC

The computing power of GPUs has increased rapidly, and they are now often much faster than the computer's main processor, or CPU. Some BOINC-based projects have applications that run on GPUs. These applications run from 10X to 200X faster than the CPU-only version depending on the application, CPU and GPU in question. We urge BOINC participants to use them if possible. BOINC: compute for science.

BOINC is a program that lets you donate your idle computer time to science projects like SETI@home,, Rosetta@home, World Community Grid, and many others.

BOINC: compute for science

After installing BOINC on your computer, you can connect it to as many of these projects as you like. You may run this software on a computer only if you own the computer or have the permission of its owner. Tested on the current Ubuntu distribution; may work on others. If available, we recommend that you install a distribution-specific package instead. After downloading BOINC you must install it: typically this means double-clicking on the file icon when the download is finished. BOINC. Volunteer Computing Needs You. Register | About Us | Contact Us User Name: Password: Forgot Password Latest Edition Archive. Tell A Friend. World Community Grid - Tell A Friend E-mail Preview. "World Community Grid made it possible for us to analyze in one day the number of specimens that would take approximately 130 years to complete using a traditional computer.

World Community Grid - Tell A Friend E-mail Preview

" - Dr. David J. Foran, professor and lead researcher at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Tell A Friend E-mail Preview. "World Community Grid has enabled my lab at Scripps to engage in critical computational research to design new anti-HIV drugs based on molecular structure.

Tell A Friend E-mail Preview

World Community Grid has allowed us to complete very complex research studies in six months that would have taken five years. " - Professor Arthur Olson Department of Molecular Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, HIV Researcher. Your friend would like you to read this important message: I know how important science is to you and we both know that it can have a postive impact on the lives of others. You may contribute to technology that is changing lives too, it's free and easy. One example is the Human Proteome Folding Project at The Institute for Systems Biology (ISB). Tell A Friend E-mail Preview. "Scientists believe that the grid of client computers around the world will complete the Help Conquer Cancer project image analysis that would otherwise take up to 162 years in roughly two years.

Tell A Friend E-mail Preview

" - Your friend would like you to read this important message: I know you care and you can help the planet by doing almost nothing. It's free and easy. Our planet's getting smaller, flatter and smarter every day, and it's no wonder with initiatives like World Community Grid. World Community Grid provided the 'Help Defeat Cancer' project with more than 2,900 years of computational power. World Community Grid is essentially a huge network of many individual computers all around the globe.

When I joined, all I had to do was download a simple and secure program. Because the work is split into small pieces that are processed simultaneously, research time is cut from years to months, or even days. Sitemap. Download. 1KP-Home. Frame at lower right scales. Nutritious Rice for the World. Project Status The WCG computations have computed.

Nutritious Rice for the World

Analysis of the resultant structures is underway. News May 3, 2011 - Unfortunately, we did not get funded for the analyses of NRW. However, Ram Samudrala has received a Pioneer grant for re-purposing existing drugs We have been in the process of re-tooling our local computational cluster. Thus NRW is still alive and kicking. A paper has been published in BMC Notes regarding the GPU acceleration of the clustering process of the analysis We will be applying again for funding for the NRW analyses and 1KP shortly. May 19, 2010 - Ram Samudrala answers questions related to distributed computing as part of the "A Better Rice for the World" article by Alexander Janssen.

Apr 2, 2010 - We have begun to analyze the terabytes of results that have been generated through the generous efforts of the volunteers. Now comes the difficult part of sifting through the data to find the best models. News Article. Nutritious Rice for the World Research Project Completion Member News World Community Grid is pleased to announce that as a result of the generous contribution of computing power from our members, the Nutritious Rice for the World project finished on April 6, 2010.

News Article

The project was launched on May 12, 2008. While it was active, World Community Grid members processed over 29 million results which required nearly 26,000 years of computing power. This work would have taken about 200 years of time using the computing resources available to the researchers at the University of Washington. With this project's completion, our members have significantly contributed to the research that is being done to ultimately develop rice strains that will make a difference in fighting malnutrition and feeding the world’s people. Now comes the difficult part of sifting through the data to find the best models.

We still need your help with six (6) other ongoing projects! How IBM's World Community Grid Is Helping Cure AIDs, Cancer, and.