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System requirements - BOINC Your computer must satisfy the following requirements to run 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.
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. 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.
BOINC: compute for science BOINC is a program that lets you donate your idle computer time to science projects like SETI@home, Climateprediction.net, Rosetta@home, World Community Grid, and many others. 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.
News BOINC-rendered movie released The animated short Big Buck Bunny has been released in hi-res (4Kx2K), high frame rate (60 FPS) and stereo. The rendering was done using BOINC by the Big and Ugly Rendering Project. 19 Dec 2013, 2:58:34 UTC · Comment Portuguese article on BOINC A new Portuguese-language article discusses BOINC and several of the projects that use it. 2 Dec 2013, 0:57:33 UTC · Comment New BOINC installer includes VirtualBox Starting with version 7.2.28, the recommended BOINC installer for Windows also installs VirtualBox, open-source virtualization software.
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"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." - Dr. David J. Foran, professor and lead researcher at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. World Community Grid - 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. 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. 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." - TGdaily.com 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. Tell A Friend E-mail Preview
The 1000 plants (oneKP or 1KP) initiative is an international multi-disciplinary consortium generating large-scale gene sequencing data for over 1000 species of plants. Major supporters include Alberta Enterprise and Advanced Education, Musea Ventures (Somekh Family Foundation), Beijing Genomics Institute in Shenzhen (BGI-Shenzhen), Alberta Innovates Technology Futures (AITF-iCORE Strategic Chair), iPlant Tree-of-Life (iPToL) Grand Challenge, and WestGrid Compute-Calcul. Sample collection was determined by a series of overlapping sub-projects with scientific objectives that could be addressed by sequencing multiple plant species (see links to left). As more collaborators joined 1KP, however, the objectives evolved and are now exemplified by the diverse collection of papers described in the links below. Many companion papers have already been published and a final capstone paper is planned for 2014. Catalog of manuscripts in progress. 1KP-Home
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Nutritious Rice for the World Project Status The WCG computations have computed. Analysis of the resultant structures is underway. News May 3, 2011 - Unfortunately, we did not get funded for the analyses of NRW.
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. 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. News Article
For the past four years, Lauren Moran has devoted herself to groundbreaking cancer research, chronicling the fickle interaction between molecules and proteins. Despite having a full-time job -- "stat geek" on the New York Yankees' media relations staff -- Moran screens drug candidates daily. And continuously. She conducts experiments while talking on the phone to her parents, attending games at Yankee Stadium, and watching episodes of The Office in her Bronx apartment. How IBM's World Community Grid Is Helping Cure AIDs, Cancer, and