Thursday, 8 November 2007

Decades of cancer research into just two years by using the power of a global PC grid

Canadian researchers have promised to squeeze "decades 162 years" of cancer research into just two years by harnessing the power of a global PC grid..

The scientists are the first from Canada to use IBM's World Community Grid network of PCs and laptops with the power equivalent to one of the globe's top five fastest supercomputers. The team will use the grid to analyze the results of experiments on proteins using data collected by scientists at the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute in Buffalo, New York. The researchers estimate that this analysis would take conventional computer systems 162 years to complete."

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