Monday, November 19, 2012

Donate Idle CPU Time to Rosetta@Home

If you have a idle compute or idle CPU time, consider donating that CPU time to a good cause via distributed computing.  I donate my CPU time to Rosetta@Home.

Rosetta really needs your help.  They recently started the Institute for Protein Design that aims to design new proteins to fight diseases. Due to overwhelming needs, it's taking 10 days for single protein fold to be computed (about 3,000-5,000 work units) and there is a huge backlog.

My ultra fast 8-core Intel i7 at 3.4Ghz can only chomp through about 18 work units a day on average.  Your help is needed so join Rosetta@Home today.

More info on Rosetta and the good they are trying to do here:

Rosetta@home needs your help to determine the 3-dimensional shapes of proteins in research that may ultimately lead to finding cures for some major human diseases.

By running the Rosetta program (BOINC) on your computer while you don't need it you will help us speed up and extend our research in ways we couldn't possibly attempt without your help. You will also be helping our efforts at designing new proteins to fight diseases such as HIV, Malaria, Cancer, and Alzheimer's.

Please join us in our efforts! Rosetta@home is not for profit and a program of the University of Washington.

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