2007-11-28

244. La WCG passa a BOINC

La World Community Grid (WCG) migra al sistema Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC).

Si teniu actiu el client WCG penseu a baixar el nou client BOINC, ja que el 2008 el client antic deixarà de funcionar. Aquest nou client té una interfície molt millorada i permet combinar els càlculs de la WCG amb els càlculs de molts altres projectes, entre els quals el SETI (que vaig tenir actiu ara fa una colla d'anys) i diversos projectes de factorització de números primers.

Us recordo que la WCG és un programa de grid computing que actualment (almenys al meu ordinador) fa càlculs relacionats amb l'estudi de la SIDA, el dengue i els plecs de les proteïnes. Si encara no el teniu, ara és el moment d'instal·lar-lo. Apunteu-vos al grup Catalunya!

La WCG també anuncia que inclou un nou projecte dins dels càlculs, un projecte de l'Ontario Cancer Institute per millorar els resultats de la cristal·lografia de proteïnes per raigs X, tant per mapejar el proteïnoma humà com per entendre millor l'inici i el progrés dels càncers.

Us copio la carta que he rebut:

Help Conquer Cancer project announcement:

World Community Grid takes great pleasure in announcing its newest research project: Help Conquer Cancer, sponsored by the Ontario Cancer Institute in Canada. The mission of Help Conquer Cancer is to improve the results of protein X-ray crystallography, which helps researchers not only annotate parts of the human proteome, but importantly improves their understanding of cancer initiation, progression, and treatment. For more information about this research project, click here. For additional announcement information about this project, please click here.

Help Conquer Cancer runs only on the BOINC client. For more information about BOINC see the last article in this newsletter.

Other Research Projects:

The Help Conquer Cancer project is the fifth research project that is currently active on World Community Grid. The other four projects include: Human Proteome Folding - Phase II, FightAIDS@Home, Discovering Dengue Drugs - Together, and AfricanClimate@Home. We hope that you are participating in one or more of these projects. For more information about all five projects, please click here.

Time to Go BOINC!

In the October 2007 newsletter, World Community Grid announced that it was migrating entirely to BOINC (Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing), a software platform for volunteer computing and desktop grid computing. The move is being made to provide a better experience for all our members.

This is a reminder to all users of the United Devices client that you must migrate to the BOINC client before it sunsets in 2008 by visiting the website and downloading and installing the BOINC client. The BOINC installer will detect if a computer is running the UD client and if it is found, will help you uninstall it. Details on downloading and installing the BOINC agent for Windows may be found here.

To determine whether you are currently on the BOINC or UD client, double click on the World Community Grid icon in your system tray. If you are running the BOINC client, you will see "BOINC Client" at the top of the information panel. If you are running the United Devices client it will say United Devices in the lower right hand corner.

More details about the migration are available in the member news forum.



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