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Sunday, 26 February 2012

Well, there’s been another long break between updates. No changes to the hardware have occurred over this period but the Core2Quad Linux box will be upgraded to i7 when I get a Round Tuit. I’ve just been too lazy to assemble the thing; perhaps I’ll bestir myself after the Sapphire snail has made its appearance? By the way — Hey, SN2S badge designers: I love the snail!

Total computing time exceeds 67 CPU years; current points ranking is 549.

Two new projects have been added to the World Community Grid family:

Global Online Fight Against Malaria (GFAM):

The mission of the GO Fight Against Malaria project is to discover promising drug candidates that could be developed into new drugs that cure drug resistant forms of malaria. The computing power of World Community Grid will be used to perform computer simulations of the interactions between millions of chemical compounds and certain target proteins, to predict their ability to eliminate malaria. The best compounds will be tested and further developed into possible treatments for the disease.

GFAM is run by the Scripps Institute.

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Say No to Schistosoma:

The mission of the Say No to Schistosoma project is to identify potential drug candidates that could possibly be developed into treatments for schistosomiasis. The extensive computing power of World Community Grid will be used to perform computer simulations of the interactions between millions of chemical compounds and certain target proteins. This will help find the most promising compounds that may lead to effective treatments for the disease.

SN2S is run by Infórium University in Belo Horizonte and FIOCRUZ-Minas, Brazil.

With the bronze badge for SN2S I am inducted into Club 21, which still means I’ve participated in every World Community Grid project since its inception.

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Sunday, 4 September 2011

It’s been a long while since the last update, and my little fleet has expanded by an i7 and an i5 during the hiatus. The i5 and a Core2Duo will go away soon, to be replaced by another i7. Total computing time exceeds 56 CPU years; current ranking is 561.

A recent flurry of BETA tasks has finally brought me into Ruby badge territory (180 CPU days). The long slog to Emerald (1 CPU year) has begun.

Drug Search for Leishmaniasis is a new project that started this week. The mission of this project, as announced on the linked page, is as follows:

The mission of Drug Search for Leishmaniasis is to identify potential molecule candidates that could possibly be developed into treatments for Leishmaniasis. The extensive computing power of World Community Grid will be used to perform computer simulations of the interactions between millions of chemical compounds and certain target proteins. This will help find the most promising compounds that may lead to effective treatments for the disease.

With the bronze badge for DSFL I am inducted into Club 19, which means I’ve participated in every World Community Grid project since its inception.

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Tuesday, 7 September 2010

I’ve finally hit the two-year mark (and incidentally earned the Sapphire badge) on the Discovering Dengue Drugs – Together (phase II) project. It’s been a difficult slog because of the dry spells that are part of the project’s design. Demand for these workunits is so high that the WCG techs have slowed down the rate at which they’re coming out of the hopper, and even if you have nothing but this project selected in your device profile there’s no guarantee that you’ll receive any tasks unless you keep refreshing each BOINC client manually every few minutes.

I’ve added Computing for Clean Water to my list of projects and will be concentrating on this for the next two CPU years.

The Clean Energy Project – Phase II has also been restored to my project list, but as it is still Linux-only and there’s a high demand for this project I’m not getting more than a couple of workunits a day.

The race to the 5-year target for Help Fight Childhood Cancer is still on hold until I bring my i5 system online. This will take another 7 to 14 days.

I’ve also requested and received permission to add my work computer to my little WCG fleet, so here’s another two cores to add to my 16. Or in terms of active devices, I added one and now have 6.

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Wednesday, 28 July 2010

I’ve added The Clean Energy Project, Phase 2 (CEP2) to my active World Community Grid list and have donated 180 days of CPU time to it so far, marking the milestone with the Ruby badge. Not too bad a performance, considering that CEP2 is currently Linux-only. The Windows version of the CEP2 software should be available soon, doubling my processing speed — at least until more DDDT2 workunits are released…

The Help Fight Childhood Cancer (HFCC) project has been reactivated with three new targets as of this morning, and if the processing rate is the same as before it’ll probably keep going for an additional year — leaving me plenty of time to reach my 5-year target.

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Sunday, 20 June 2010

This is the current status of my World Community Grid effort. I’ve had a badge upgrade since the last update: the coveted Gold, signifying the attainment of the 90-CPU day milestone on the Beta Testing project.

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Thursday, 15 April 2010


This is the current status of my World Community Grid effort. I’ve added a new project — and badge — since the last update: Discovering Dengue Drugs Together (Phase 2).
 

 

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Tuesday, 2 March 2010


This is the current status of my World Community Grid effort.
 

 

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