Chris's Rants

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Catch me if you can

The World Community Grid will be one year old on Monday, and they have launched a new project: FightAIDS@Home:
FightAIDS@Home (Launched November 21, 2005)
FightAIDS@Home is a project focused on using computation methods to identify candidate drugs that have the right shape and chemical characteristics to block HIV protease. This approach is called 'Structure-Based Drug Design', and according to the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, it has already had a dramatic effect on the lives of people living with AIDS.
I've been running the WCG as a screensaver, with no problem (it's hardly noticable) since the end of July and have thus far accumulated over 200 hours of runtime.

Total Run Time (y:d:h:m:s) (Rank) 0:201:09:17:34 (#8,697)
Points Generated (Rank) 140,232 (#7,189)
Results Returned (Rank) 581 (#7,523)


Avg. Run Time Per Calendar Day (y:d:h:m:s) 0:001:15:17:42
Avg. Run Time Per Result (y:d:h:m:s) 0:000:08:19:08
Avg. Points Per Hour of Run Time 29.01376
Avg. Points Per Calendar Day 1,140.09756
Avg. Points Per Result 241.36317
Avg. Results Per Calendar Day 4.72358


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