800,000 computers to fight cancer
November 18th, 2007

Canadian researchers have started the “Help Conquer Cancer” initiative. They hope to accelerate their research by using the computers of 330,000 people who volunteered to give their idle computer time to the “World Community Grid,” the largest public humanitarian grid, a project sponsored by IBM. In fact, they hope to squeeze decades of cancer research into two years. With the help of this grid, which has a computing power equivalent to one of the globe’s top five fastest supercomputers, the research team plans to analyze 86 million images of 9,400 unique proteins that could be linked to cancer. You also can donate some of your computing power to this project. But read more…

Links: ZDNet, Primidi

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