Announcement: World Community Grid

nunyx

Moderator
Staff
Os que estão inscritos no projecto World Community Grid devem ter recebido o mesmo email, mas fica aqui a informação para todos os restantes:

Dear nunyx

World Community Grid is pleased to announce that the Help Defeat Cancer (HDC) project is finished. The last work units have been sent out and when the final results are returned, the project will come to an end. This project, which launched on July 20, 2006, will have run for just over 9 months by the time the last results are returned. During this time 88,000 members will have donated 2,900 years of computer time on 138,000 different computers. This is a significant contribution to cancer research.

But the end of this project is really only a beginning. Based on the results, the researchers who are working on this project have a very aggressive plan to make Tissue Microarray technology an integral part of early cancer detection. World Community Grid's team will keep in close touch with the research team and will post updates on the website in the Research pages. The researchers will also continue to update their HDC website with exciting updates about this project and the inroads it is making on cancer research.

On behalf of the research staff at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, World Community Grid's team wish to express our thanks to you for contributing your PC power to this project. With your contribution, this project was completed in a fraction of the time it would otherwise have taken.

We also want to inform you that World Community Grid has started work on a new cancer project to discover ways to accelerate the crystallization process used in studying cancer protein structure using X-ray Crystallography, which will help researchers identify proteins involved in cancers and lead to new drug therapies and cures. We plan to launch this new cancer project in the May/June 2007 time frame. You will receive more information on this project prior to the official launch date.

We still need your help with other ongoing projects! World Community Grid continues to run the [email protected], Genome Comparison, Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy and Human Proteome Folding - Phase II projects. These critical research projects need your computer time as well.

IMPORTANT: If you have elected to participate only in the Help Defeat Cancer project (which has now been completed), you must take some action to prevent your World Community Grid agent from sitting idle on your PC until the next cancer project launches. Please sign in to World Community Grid, and from the "My Grid" page, select the "My Projects" link from the menu on the left. From the "My Projects" page, select one or more of the other projects in which you choose to participate. If no action is taken within the next 3 weeks, we will set your default to Participate in All Projects. You will then be automatically enrolled to participate in the next cancer research project when it is launched in May or June.

Again, thank you for your contribution to the highly successful completion of the Help Defeat Cancer project!

Não são exactamente resultados do género "encontrámos a cura!" mas mostra progresso e qual o rumo que as WU's estão a tomar. :)

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Muito bom, mas também era bastante interessante os vários projectos trocarem impressões e conhecimentos. [email protected], rosetta, wcg, etc.

Se é para um bem comum, toca a trabalhar tudo para isso.


P.S.: Duvido que o os tipos do [email protected] fossem nessa cantiga...

Isso era uma ideia interessante... Mas tenho a mesma duvida que tu... Mas tambem n sabemos se outros BOINCers vao nesta cantiga...
But anyway gostei bastante de ter recebido esta noticia, mostrar que há progresso da nos animo para continuar a BOINCar no projecto.



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Metro

Benevolent Dictator For Life
Staff
Muito bom, mas também era bastante interessante os vários projectos trocarem impressões e conhecimentos. [email protected], rosetta, wcg, etc.

Se é para um bem comum, toca a trabalhar tudo para isso.


P.S.: Duvido que o os tipos do [email protected] fossem nessa cantiga...

A ideia que tenho é que cada projecto se tenta proteger um pouco. Também há sempre a versão eu tenho muitos mais dados do que tu. vejam que o [email protected] tem mais de 5 anos de resultados acumulados e à conta dos inúmeros clientes (agora ainda com as PS3) tem um poder brutal.

Eu tb gostava de ver toda a gente a enterrar os machados de guerra e a trabalhar em conjunto mas não é facil.
Lendo este announcement o que lá está é o típico que se espera.

No Folding que é onde estou mais dentro dos assuntos os resultados são publicados nas revistas da especialidade. Mas acredito que haja muitas pistas que eles poderiam partilhar e que seguramente vão continuar a perseguir. mas aqui já estou a falar sem fundamentação...
 

Demiurgo

Xerife de Nottingham
Metro,

Basta dizer que são académicos. E não há meio mais fechado que a academia, principalmente em assuntos de investigação.

Por algum motivo um conhecido professor da nossa praça quando lhe disse que queria fazer mestrado o primeiro conselho que me deu foi: escolha o tema, fale com o orientador e depois cale-se até o dia em que entregar a dissertação.

Onde há conhecimento, poder e dinheiro a malta vai sempre proteger os seus trunfos.

PT
 

Metro

Benevolent Dictator For Life
Staff
Metro,

Basta dizer que são académicos. E não há meio mais fechado que a academia, principalmente em assuntos de investigação.

Por algum motivo um conhecido professor da nossa praça quando lhe disse que queria fazer mestrado o primeiro conselho que me deu foi: escolha o tema, fale com o orientador e depois cale-se até o dia em que entregar a dissertação.

Onde há conhecimento, poder e dinheiro a malta vai sempre proteger os seus trunfos.

PT

Estamos de acordo :)
 

Blasar

Colaborador
Staff
Hmmmm..... Expliquem-me como se eu fosse mesmo, mas mesmo muito BURRO. Andamos todos a contribuir para um projecto,

que inevitavelmente tem um fim lucrativo? Porque se assim não fosse não se poria o problema de partilha da informação,

ou não?
 

Metro

Benevolent Dictator For Life
Staff
Hmmmm..... Expliquem-me como se eu fosse mesmo, mas mesmo muito BURRO. Andamos todos a contribuir para um projecto,

que inevitavelmente tem um fim lucrativo? Porque se assim não fosse não se poria o problema de partilha da informação,

ou não?

As coisas são um pouco mais complicadas do que isso. Repara no seguinte. Eu tinha investido 5 anos de árduo trabalho dou toda a informação e de seguida vêm outros pegar nisso e dizer que descobriram isto ou aquilo.
As instituições para terem apoio precisam obviamente de mostrar resultados. Esse é um motivo para se resguardarem um pouco.
Depois tem sempre a haver com a diferença de forças de cada projecto. A base de utilização de cada projecto é muito variável e os projectos da computação distribuida têm forças completamente diferentes. O Folding será um dos maiores. Repara nas inovações em termos de capacidade de processar dados com GPUs, CPUs, o Cell da PS3. Isso consegue-se com trabalho e apoio dos vendedores que apostam precisamente pelo inicio da cadeia ou seja credibilidade.

O [email protected] publica os resultados obtidos e o Prof Pande até à uns dias pelo menos ainda não tinha comprado uma ilha remota do pacífico por isso o lucro que dá até agora é o apoio para continuar a estudar o processamento das proteinas.
 

nunyx

Moderator
Staff
Mais uma pequena informação por parte do WCG:

Dear nunyx,

World Community Grid has reached the 100,000 years of run time mark! THANK YOU to all our volunteers who have enabled us to reach this amazing milestone! Because of your contributions, results on critical health issues have already been achieved, demonstrating World Community Grid's potential to make significant inroads on a great range of future projects that can benefit the world.

World Community Grid also is pleased to announce that the Fiocruz Genome Comparison (FGC) project is finished. The last work units have been sent out and when the final results are returned, the project will come to an end. This project, which launched on November 16, 2006, will have run for just over 8 months by the time the last results are returned. During this time 146,000 members will have donated 3,800 years of computer time on 280,000 different computers. This is a significant contribution to helping scientists better understand human genes, how they play a role in disease processes, and ultimately in understanding how to devise drugs to combat human diseases.

But the end of this project is really only a beginning. Based on the results, the researchers who are working on this project have a plan to not only use this data, but to also make it available to other researchers. World Community Grid's team will keep in close touch with the research team and will post updates on the website in the Research pages. The researchers will also continue to update their FGC website with exciting updates about this project and the inroads it is making to research.

We still need your help with other ongoing projects! World Community Grid continues to run the [email protected] and Human Proteome Folding - Phase II projects. These critical research projects need your computer time as well.

We also are preparing three new projects that are due to be launched later this summer, including ones focused on flaviviruses, climate modeling, and cancer. We will publish more information about these projects when they launch.

On behalf of the research staff at Fiocruz, in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, World Community Grid's team wish to express our thanks to you for contributing your PC power to this project. With your contribution, this project was completed in a fraction of the time it would otherwise have taken.


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nunyx

Moderator
Staff
Para quem quer saber novidades acerca do WCG, e já agora para apelar a esta causa: :)

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.

Other Research Projects:

The Help Conquer Cancer project is the fifth research project that is currently active on World Community Grid. The other four projects include: Human Proteome Folding - Phase II, [email protected], Discovering Dengue Drugs - Together, and [email protected] We hope that you are participating in one or more of these projects. For more information about all five projects, please click here.

Time to Go BOINC!

In the October 2007 newsletter, World Community Grid announced that it was migrating entirely to BOINC (Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing), a software platform for volunteer computing and desktop grid computing. The move is being made to provide a better experience for all our members.

This is a reminder to all users of the United Devices client that you must migrate to the BOINC client before it sunsets in 2008 by visiting the website and downloading and installing the BOINC client. The BOINC installer will detect if a computer is running the UD client and if it is found, will help you uninstall it. Details on downloading and installing the BOINC agent for Windows may be found here.

To determine whether you are currently on the BOINC or UD client, double click on the World Community Grid icon in your system tray. If you are running the BOINC client, you will see "BOINC Client" at the top of the information panel. If you are running the United Devices client it will say United Devices in the lower right hand corner.

More details about the migration are available in the member news forum.

Are you active?

As we start this new project, the World Community Grid team wants to make sure that everyone who has signed up is actively contributing. To check out if you are actively contributing, sign in on the website and go to My Grid. In the middle of that page you will see a field for "Last Results Returned". If the last time you returned a result was more than 30 days ago, you are probably not active. The easiest way to become active again is to check that the software is installed and running properly.

To see if the software is installed, check for the World Community Grid logo in your system tray. Here is an example of what the logo looks like in the system tray:
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Double-clicking on the logo will bring up the client. If the client does not appear to be running correctly (i.e., the numbers for Task Run Time or Elapsed Time are not increasing, examples below), please use the Contact Us feature on the bottom of most pages of the World Community Grid website, and a World Community Grid team member will help you to figure out how to become active again.

If the World Community Grid logo is not in your system tray, you will need to install the software. For instructions, click here. If you have any questions about this, please ask in the forums or send an email via Contact Us.

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nunyx

Moderator
Staff
Vale sempre a pena chamar a atenção para estes "pormenores":

One Billion Results Returned by World Community Grid Volunteers!

Category: World Community Grid News
Tags: Events & Milestones

Summary
World Community Grid announces that members have returned more than 1 Billion results.


Many thanks to all our volunteers here at World Community Grid! Together, we have achieved a new milestone in our history by returning more than 1 billion results to help advance critical humanitarian research.

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The results that you, together with the World Community Grid volunteer community, have "crunched" on your computers have been sent to research scientists around the world for analysis. These results have helped to advance humanitarian causes such as researching treatments for AIDS, Muscular Dystrophy, different forms of Cancer, Schistosoma, Malaria, Leishmaniasis and more. Your efforts have also helped advance research which addresses important environmental issues, including improving water quality, developing technologies to access clean water, increasing ways to harness solar power, and improving world nutrition. None of this would have been possible without the wonderful contributions of all of our volunteers!

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As our community has grown, the compute power available for humanitarian research has accelerated. We now return over 1 million results per day. The following reflects how the rate at which we return results has accelerated since World Community Grid was launched in November 2004:

31 months to reach 100 million results returned (July, 2007)
Another 13 months to reach 200 million results returned (August, 2008)
Another 11 months to reach 300 million results returned (July, 2009)
Another 7 months to reach 400 million results returned (March, 2010)
Another 5 months to reach 500 million results returned (September, 2010)
Another 5 months to reach 600 million results returned (February, 2011)
Another 4 months to reach 700 million results returned (July, 2011)
Another 4 months to reach 800 million results returned (November, 2011)
Another 4 months to reach 900 million results returned (March, 2012)
And it only took another 3 months to reach the 1 billion results returned milestone! (June, 2012)

It has taken a community of over 590,000 individuals, who have collectively contributed to World Community Grid, to achieve this major accomplishment. We are extremely grateful for your contribution. Without you, this compute power would not be available to help accelerate the kind of important scientific research we all care about.

THANK YOU!

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