Introductions
Posted by tim in Grid.org Team on October 30, 2005

For the last 2 years, I've been a participant in United Devices' Grid.org Project.

The Grid MP Global @ grid.org is a virtual supercomputer that can be harnessed to power computational research and analysis projects on a massive scale. By combining millions of online CPUs worldwide to work on extremely large computational projects, problems can be solved more quickly and less expensively than by conventional methods. Now any networked computer can help fuel research and projects that previously may have required a bank of supercomputers or a hundred years to complete.

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So what kind of "computational projects" does Grid.org run?

  • Human Genome Proteome Folding
  • Cancer Research
  • Anthrax Research
  • Smallpox Research
  • And much more is possible!

Currently, only the Genome Folding and Cancer Research projects are active. As of the date and time this entry is written, 440,962 years, 346 days, 11 hours, 16 minutes, and 12 seconds worth of computing has taken place! Assuming the first "Member News" was posted just shortly after the start of the Grid.org project, they have been running since 2001. That's 4 years, and approximately 110,000 years worth of work completed per year! Amazing!

Okay, so let's talk about participation... I have had a team going since February 10, 2003. Since the team was started, we have picked up a base of 7 members, and have completed about 5 years worth of work. During this time, we have generated just shy of 4000 results, and nearly 885,000 points!

"MrZonko" has suggested that we set a goal for the team: Generate 1,000,000 points before Christmas!

This is an extremely possible goal, but we need your help. At the rate we're going, we will reach 934,516 points by December 25th. I want to see that mark smashed, and break well into the 1,000,000 point range! With your help, we can!

  1. Point your browser here and follow the instructions to get started.
  2. Head here and join the team!
  3. Let your computer run as normal!

There won't be any rewards for helping us reach this goal, aside from the sense of satisfaction that you have contributed to science and potentially helping find a cure for many of the diseases that plague our species.

Let's do it: JOIN NOW!

 
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Arr. :)

  • Posted by Zonko (Guest) on November 2, 2005 at 03:30:47AM

Thanks for that mate, good to see a somethin about our team. Lets go guys lets break this 1,000,000 team mark before Xmas would be the best things for us to read as a team knowing where doing our bit for society and possibly humanity in years to come.

friths_13 (stormchaser member)

  • Posted by friths_13 (Guest) on November 2, 2005 at 03:07:34PM
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