22 May 2013 Listen to the research team discuss the recently completed Help Conquer Cancer project and hear how the results are being used: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 12:00pm ET / 16:00 UTC
Since November 2007, World Community Grid volunteers for the Help Conquer Cancer project have been running calculations on millions of images to help researchers at the Ontario Cancer Institute of the University of Toronto improve automated protein crystallography techniques. These techniques enable researchers to identify and determine the structure and function of important cancer-related proteins. Improvements are vital, because by understanding these proteins' structure and function, scientists can search for possible drug compounds to contol the proteins, leading to more effective cancer treatments.
Thanks to the help of World Community Grid members, these calculations were completed a few days ago, just in time for National Cancer Research Month
. Through the power of distributed computing, in under six years volunteers completed work that would've taken over 100,000 years on a single machine.
On May 29th, 2013, you have the chance to join researchers from the Help Conquer Cancer project for a live webcast where they will look back at the significance of the project and discuss the preliminary analysis of their results. This is your opportunity to learn about how these calculations can help advance the fight against cancer!
Participants may listen to the webcast while viewing an on-screen presentation. You will be able to submit questions via a chat feature and the researchers will respond to as many questions as time permits.
Check your computer's browser:
Click on this link to determine if your browser can support the webcast: »www.conferenceservers.com/browse···E_EN-US
Access the webcast:
On May 29th at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (USA) / 16:00 UTC, click on this link to access the live webcast: »www.ibm.com/collaboration/meetin···0327108
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Category: Help Conquer Cancer
Tags: Events & Milestones , Project Update
We are excited to announce the release of GPU processing capability for the Help Conquer Cancer project!
This capability allows our members to contribute using their machines' graphics cards, thus giving our community of volunteers another avenue to advance the Help Conquer Cancer research project.
Earlier this year, the Help Conquer Cancer
researchers published a paper explaining the reimplementation of their algorithms to take advantage of high-performing GPU hardware. You may review an abstract of the paper and access it here
In addition, you may learn more about GPU processing by reviewing WCG FAQ's
FAQs and by visiting our GPU Forum.More Here
We sincerely thank all of our members for the computing power that they donate to advance the Help Conquer Cancer research project.
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Tags: Events & Milestones , Project Update
On August 22, 2012, Dr. Igor Jurisica provided an update on the Help Conquer Cancer project via live webcast.
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