Help Conquer Cancer story continues..
The Help Conquer Cancer (HCC) project researchers have published a paper describing their efforts in re-implementing their algorithms to take advantage of Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) hardware present in many of today's computer's. If the algorithms lend themselves to use a GPU implementation, this can dramatically increase their performance. Their work has led to the testing of a beta release of HCC using GPU hardware on World Community Grid. This paper discusses their experiences.
"High-throughput protein crystallization on the World Community Grid and the GPU"
We have developed CPU and GPU versions of an automated image analysis and classification system for protein crystallization trial images from the Hauptman Woodward Institute's High-Throughput Screening lab. The analysis step computes 12,375 numerical features per image.
Using these features, we have trained a classifier that distinguishes 11 different crystallization outcomes, recognizing 80% of all crystals, 94% of clear drops, 94% of precipitates. The computing requirements for this analysis system are large.
March 11, 2012 10:27am story continues..
Coca-Cola Co and PepsiCo Inc are making changes to the production of an ingredient in their namesake colas to avoid the need to label the packages with a cancer warning.
The change will not be noticeable to consumers, according to statements from both companies.