New Project to Crunch!!


Jan 31, 2005
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World Community Grid is pleased to launch the Discover Dengue Drugs - Together project by The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, Texas, USA and the University of Chicago in Illinois, USA. The mission of Discovering Dengue Drugs – Together is to identify promising drug leads to combat the related dengue, hepatitis C, West Nile, and Yellow fever viruses. The extensive computing power of World Community Grid will be used to complete the structure-based drug discovery calculations required to identify these leads. Students from Lanier Middle School (Houston, Texas, USA) graciously contributed their original writings for this project's screen saver. These writings contemplate how to make our world better, a goal of this project and World Community Grid. For additional information on this project, please press the Research button in the upper navigation bar or click here.

In addition to providing information about this project, we have created a forum for discussions about the Discover Dengue Drugs - Together project. To participate in this forum, please press the Forums button in the upper navigation bar or click here. Only forum authors with the title "Discovering Dengue Drugs - Together Scientist" are authorized to comment as representatives of the research organization: The University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston, TX).

The Discover Dengue Drugs - Together project is the seventh research project to be launched on World Community Grid and one of three projects currently active. The other two active research projects are FightAIDS@Home, which has been running on since November of 2005, and Human Proteome Folding Phase 2 which has been running since July of 2006. For more detailed information and FAQs about each of these projects, please press the Research button in the upper navigation bar or click here. We thank all of our members for all of their valuable contributions to the projects to date and hope you will continue to help us process those as well as this latest project.

Because there are three research projects running on World Community Grid, your grid agent could receive work units from any of the projects. You may elect to focus your computer's time on only particular projects, if you have a preference. To do so, press the My Grid button in the upper navigation bar and select My Projects or click here.

If you are already a member of World Community Grid, running the BOINC version of our software, there's nothing that you have to do to prepare for the Discover Dengue Drugs - Together project. The next time your grid agent communicates with the servers, it will send you a work unit from one of the projects at random for which your machine meets the minimum requirements and according to your project participation election preference. To know which project you are running, please double-click on World Community Grid icon in the system tray, and you will see the title of the project in the display. If you are running the United Devices version of our software, you may migrate to the BOINC version of our software, by following the instructions here.

If you have any questions, World Community Grid provides you with four methods of obtaining assistance: (1) Review the FAQs found in the Help section of the website, (2) Review the forums to see if anyone has asked/answered the question that you have, (3) Ask the question in an appropriate World Community Grid forum found here and a Community Advisor or a more experienced member will provide an answer, and (4) Send an email to the support desk from the Contact Us link found at the bottom of every page of the website (except in the forums).

We thank you for running the Discover Dengue Drugs - Together project.

I wondered what that was i was crunching, not been to WCG site for ages!



Feb 23, 2002
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Thanks V_R - it's interesting to read about the actual stuff we are doing :)

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