Ok, a little later than promised, but I'm in (name Geldrin). However, just getting HTTP internal server errors in the message log at the moment from WCG... lhc@home is connecting fine, although they're down for migration at the moment.
ABE: ok, all fine now. Offically participating in Team EvC :D
World Community Grid is pleased to announce that Phase 1 of the Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy (HCMD) project is coming to a close. This project, which launched on December 19, 2006, will have run for just over seven months by the time the final results for Phase 1 are returned. During this time 106,000 members will have donated more than 8,000 years of computer time on 154,000 different computers. This is a significant contribution to muscular dystrophy research.
In a few months, we'll be launching new projects for cancer, dengue fever, and climate prediction. All of these important projects need your computer time.
Team EvC is coming up on its two year mark in about two months. To date we have returned almost 45,000 results and contributed almost 43 YEARS of computer time.
We began with four member on 11/25/2005 and today we have 59 members.
Team EvC on the World Community Grid is a great project, it costs nothing and we are currently helping with
African Climate Modeling
Research into finding drugs to treat dengue hemorrhagic fever, hepatitis C, West Nile encephalitis, and Yellow fever
Research into Muscular Dystrophy cures
Phase 2 of the Human Proteome Folding study
Fight Aids at Home looking for potential new drugs to help fight and treat aids
One other project we contributed to was on helping to identify a faster method for diagnosing cancer from automated slide analysis.
Our Year One results were 22 years of computer time and 20,000 results. We only did slightly better this year, contributing about the same computer time and about 25,000 results.
Please consider joining Team EvC. It would be great if we could contribute even more next year. EvC has over 3,000 members while only 59 have signed up to help out on the Grid Project. If we could get just 1 out of 10 EvC members to join and contribute, we could jump from only 59 members to over 300.
Over the last six months, World Community Grid's community has made significant accomplishments. Three projects have been completed, and two new projects have been launched.
World Community Grid is pleased to announce that it has made the decision to migrate entirely to BOINC (Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing). This software platform has been in use by World Community Grid since November 2005. It was added originally to provide support for users of the Linux and Macintosh operating systems, but due to its popularity, World Community Grid also has supported BOINC on Windows since December 2005. Today, approximately 50% of all runtime is returned by computers running the BOINC agent, and 80% of new computer registrations are using the BOINC software.
Check your agent and download and install the BOINC manager if you aren't using it (I think it's a better manager anyway).
quote: Dear RAZD, Help Conquer Cancer project announcement:
World Community Grid takes great pleasure in announcing its newest research project: Help Conquer Cancer, sponsored by the Ontario Cancer Institute in Canada. The mission of Help Conquer Cancer is to improve the results of protein X-ray crystallography, which helps researchers not only annotate parts of the human proteome, but importantly improves their understanding of cancer initiation, progression, and treatment. For more information about this research project, click here. For additional announcement information about this project, please click here.
Help Conquer Cancer runs only on the BOINC client. For more information about BOINC see the last article in this newsletter.