The DC Zone

DC Projects => World Community Grid => Topic started by: vaio on September 29, 2005, 06:18:43 PM



Title: Interesting news seemingly overlooked
Post by: vaio on September 29, 2005, 06:18:43 PM
Posting this up as an announcement because I know many of us are greatly interested in cancer work, wherever it may be.

I am surprised nobody at WCG forums commented on it before now.

"We have a cancer project in the review process and we have targeted it for launch in the first quarter of 2006.

As far as doing more cancer projects... We have done a lot of work to ensure that the research community is aware of World Community Grid, and continue to do so. We are even spending time with a few researchers to teach them how to design research to run on the grid. But we can’t drag them in the door. We have to wait until researchers submit proposals from https://secure.worldcommunitygrid.org/projects_showcase/submit_a_proposal.html

If you are reading and responding in this forum, and have a personal interest in helping to eradicate a certain disease, then you can help out.

We would like to invite anyone reading this thread, whether you have been affected by some kind of heinous disease or not, to take it upon yourself to contact one or more research organization that is doing research on that disease. In your message to them, point them to the World Community Grid submit-a-proposal page, and encourage them to take advantage of World Community Grid by submitting a proposal.

Why should a research organization pay tons of money for hardware/software when they can run on World Community Grid? All of our PCs combined now make World Community Grid one of the largest super computers in the world. So we should be able to take on any kind of research."

 bbover3
World Community Grid Admin


Title: Interesting news seemingly overlooked
Post by: oVo on September 30, 2005, 10:59:21 AM
Targeted for Q1.



 :think:


Title: Interesting news seemingly overlooked
Post by: Scribe on September 30, 2005, 12:03:35 PM
So it really looks like they are after UD's scalp and trying to pull some of them away.... :?


Title: Interesting news seemingly overlooked
Post by: retsof on September 30, 2005, 01:09:09 PM
It was noted on WCG itself.

In the meantime, WCG has announced Rosetta part 2 and an HIV/Aids thingy for October-December when Rosetta part 1 runs out.


Title: Interesting news seemingly overlooked
Post by: VAIO GRX616 on September 30, 2005, 01:18:44 PM
Quote from: "Scribe"
So it really looks like they are after UD's scalp and trying to pull some of them away.... :?


I'm sure that's just a vicious rumour  :twisted:


Title: Interesting news seemingly overlooked
Post by: FluffyChicken on November 18, 2005, 09:15:24 AM
Do you know if the Rosetta Part 2 is going to be using the improved Rosetta client we are creating over at [email protected] ?


Title: Interesting news seemingly overlooked
Post by: vaio on November 18, 2005, 09:17:13 AM
Dunno..but I would hope they are going to make use of the refinements  :?


Title: Interesting news seemingly overlooked
Post by: Teletraan on November 18, 2005, 09:27:16 AM
Quote from: "FluffyChicken"
Do you know if the Rosetta Part 2 is going to be using the improved Rosetta client we are creating over at [email protected] ?


I'm pretty sure I saw a post by David Baker that stated that was the case. I think they already have an improved client ready to go.


Title: Interesting news seemingly overlooked
Post by: VAIO GRX616 on November 18, 2005, 02:00:35 PM
Do we still have the opportunity to use the UD software or will that bw shelved  :?


Title: Interesting news seemingly overlooked
Post by: fingerle on November 18, 2005, 03:05:40 PM
I haven't seen anything about that yet, But am keeping an eye on it.


Title: Interesting news seemingly overlooked
Post by: comp_interrlz on November 18, 2005, 03:31:21 PM
hoping it stays UD agent, as all the 3rd party progs. are already written - will save lots of headaches from not-always-on members - and me


Title: Interesting news seemingly overlooked
Post by: fingerle on November 18, 2005, 03:42:35 PM
Boink has built in stuff to hold extra jobs to work while off-line.  Set at the server end. Works pretty good from what I've heard.


Title: Interesting news seemingly overlooked
Post by: vaio on November 18, 2005, 03:43:20 PM
Not checked out WCG boinc thingy yet..but I imagine you can cache work a la [email protected]


Title: Interesting news seemingly overlooked
Post by: VAIO GRX616 on November 18, 2005, 05:35:04 PM
Can it be used with machines that are not connected to the 'net though - i.e. transfer results to another (connected) machine to upload?


Title: Interesting news seemingly overlooked
Post by: fingerle on November 18, 2005, 05:43:14 PM
Hmmm...  Don't know...  I'l go paruse the forums over there and see what I can find out.


Title: Interesting news seemingly overlooked
Post by: fingerle on November 18, 2005, 06:00:29 PM
Didn't see anything about that Big V.