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Wed Sep 1, 2021, 09:23 AM

I used to donate computer processing power to Stanford for projects involving assessing molecules

for treatment of Alzheimer’s, Breast Cancer and a lot of other projects. I want to do it again but I couldn’t find the organization but saw others which I am interested in and thought I’d share. There’s even one for COVID.


https://boinc.berkeley.edu/index.php

- BOINC lets you help cutting-edge science research using your computer. The BOINC app, running on your computer, downloads scientific computing jobs and runs them invisibly in the background. It's easy and safe.
- About 30 science projects use BOINC. They investigate diseases, study climate change, discover pulsars, and do many other types of scientific research.
- The BOINC and Science United projects are located at the University of California, Berkeley and are supported by the National Science Foundation.



https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/

3 projects I saw: African Rainfall ProJect, Cancer treatments, COVID treatments

http://qcn.caltech.edu/

Use your computer or get an add on device to assess earthquake data


Hope some of you find this useful. Please let me know if there are other organizations doing similar things for research!

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Reply I used to donate computer processing power to Stanford for projects involving assessing molecules (Original post)
Tadpole Raisin Sep 2021 OP
hauckeye Sep 2021 #1
Tadpole Raisin Sep 2021 #6
SheltieLover Sep 2021 #2
spooky3 Sep 2021 #4
SheltieLover Sep 2021 #8
Tadpole Raisin Sep 2021 #5
SheltieLover Sep 2021 #9
ornotna Sep 2021 #3
Tadpole Raisin Sep 2021 #7
SheltieLover Sep 2021 #10
mopinko Sep 2021 #11
ornotna Sep 2021 #12
Hortensis Sep 2021 #13
Tadpole Raisin Sep 2021 #14
Staph Sep 2021 #15
Tadpole Raisin Sep 2021 #16
Staph Sep 2021 #17

Response to Tadpole Raisin (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 09:30 AM

1. Thanks! Sounds interesting

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Response to hauckeye (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 10:00 AM

6. YW - this makes me feel like I have another way to give back!

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Response to Tadpole Raisin (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 09:31 AM

2. I used to fold with Stanford, too

Until they made some big breakthrough & never once acknowlehed the at-home folding resources making the discovery possible.

Ty for the links. I'll pick one & get right on it!

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 09:36 AM

4. They should have thanked you and others. Nt

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 10:07 AM

8. I wasn't doing it for thanks

But the fact that they took full credit without acknowledging the at-home folding folks was quite telling. They could not have done it alone for sure. There wrre a few million in the team I was folding with.

It would have even been great publicity to engage more people to fold with them.

But no, taking full credit was most important, apparently.

Then I began to think about that "doctor" TFG hired from Stanford.

I have no knowledge of that institution, but it sure has left me with a negative impression. 👍

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 09:58 AM

5. YW - for some reason this makes me feel a little less helpless about things. I just wish BOINC

used a better word than, well, BOINC, lol!

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Response to Tadpole Raisin (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 10:11 AM

9. It's always great to pitch in & help for sure!

Lol the name.

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Response to Tadpole Raisin (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 09:34 AM

3. Folding at Home

I don't believe they're affiliated with Stanford anymore.

https://foldingathome.org/?lng=en-US

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Response to ornotna (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 10:01 AM

7. Great! I'll take a look at them, TY!

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Response to ornotna (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 10:12 AM

10. Glad to hear!

Ty for sharing!

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Response to ornotna (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 10:15 AM

11. we used to have a du team.

at the time i had a house full of bleeding edge computers that were always on.
these days, no.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #11)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 10:20 AM

12. Still a team member

And still folding.

There's a few of us still doing it.

https://stats.foldingathome.org/team/48157

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Response to ornotna (Reply #12)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 10:25 AM

13. Hey, I recognize a bunch of these names. So cool. I had no idea.

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Response to ornotna (Reply #12)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 10:28 AM

14. I wonder if in the new iteration of DU they could add a 'folding' folder

sub category or something more descriptive.

Just like me to use all those words to describe volunteering my computer for science not realizing there was a one word term for it.

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Response to Tadpole Raisin (Original post)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 11:26 AM

15. I've been on World Community Grid since 2007!

Projects that I have contributed to over the years include:

OpenPandemics - COVID-19
Help Stop TB
Mapping Cancer Markers
Microbiome Immunity Project
OpenZika
FightAIDS@Home - Phase 2
Outsmart Ebola Together
Uncovering Genome Mysteries
Computing for Sustainable Water
Say No to Schistosoma
GO Fight Against Malaria
Drug Search for Leishmaniasis
Computing for Clean Water
The Clean Energy Project - Phase 2
Discovering Dengue Drugs - Together - Phase 2
Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy - Phase 2
Influenza Antiviral Drug Search
Help Fight Childhood Cancer
Nutritious Rice for the World
Help Conquer Cancer 187,163
Discovering Dengue Drugs - Together
Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy
Genome Comparison
Human Proteome Folding - Phase 2
FightAIDS@Home
Smash Childhood Cancer

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Response to Staph (Reply #15)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 07:57 PM

16. Wow, you are like the computer processing donation equivalent of a Red Cross blood donor!

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Response to Tadpole Raisin (Reply #16)

Wed Sep 1, 2021, 08:15 PM

17. Not really!

I'm ranked number 48,082 in terms of results sent in. I used to work for IBM, and I started running the Grid not long after IBM started the project. I've run this on six different laptops over the fourteen years I've participated.


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