From World Community Grid: News from the Drug Search for Leishmaniasis project
04 Apr 2012
“The scientists working on the Drug Search for Leishmaniasis project on World Community Grid have written a chapter in the book Current Topics in Tropical Medicine.
A link to this open science book can be found here: Current Topics in Tropical Medicine.
Chapter 16, entitled “Current Advances in Computational Strategies for Drug Discovery in Leishmaniasis”, describes the scientific details of identifying drug targets and drug candidates and mentions how World Community Grid plays a role in the process. You may read the text of this chapter here.”
“World Community Grid (WCG) brings people together from across the globe to create the largest non-profit computing grid benefiting humanity. It does this by pooling surplus computer processing power. We believe that innovation combined with visionary scientific research and large-scale volunteerism can help make the planet smarter. Our success depends on like-minded individuals – like you.”
WCG projects run on BOINC software from UC Berkeley.
BOINC is a leader in the field(s) of Distributed Computing, Grid Computing and Citizen Cyberscience.BOINC is more properly the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing.
CAN ONE PERSON MAKE A DIFFERENCE? YOU BETCHA!!
“Download and install secure, free software that captures your computer’s spare power when it is on, but idle. You will then be a World Community Grid volunteer. It’s that simple!” You can download the software at either WCG or BOINC.
Please visit the project pages-
World Community Grid is a social initiative of IBM Corporation