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Old May 17, 2009, 12:11 PM
PrometheusUnbound PrometheusUnbound is offline
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Default Calling all canucks! Canadian BOINC project needs your help!


Canada has a new distributed computing project!

I'd like to invite all of you to participate in a Canadian-German distributed computing project. We are trying to design a new class of antibiotic to combat E. coli, Salmonella, dysentery, the plague, and other pathogens. We are hoping to take on a class of bacterial pathogens that collectively account for hundreds of millions of infections every year, primarily in young children from developing nations.

We are using brand new computer algorithms to model the interaction between proteins in bacteria in order to understand how we can disrupt the interaction and stop bacteria from infecting people. This computer modeling requires teraflop-level processing power and so we are asking the public to donate their unused CPU time.

The science is being conducted at the University of British Columbia in association with collaborators in Germany.

Please consider using your rig to help Canadian science and global health. It only takes a couple of minutes to get it started, and once you get it going, your data could really help us come up with new ways to combat these diseases.

Project information:

How to get involved:

Thank you!
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