The long awaited Phase II Research Project for Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy Phase II on World Community Grid began distributing Work Units this morning 5/12/09. I have been waiting anxiously for this launch for months and am very excited that it has finally gone live. I have already tasked my 5 computers, including the powerful machine running 8 simultaneous Research processes, to now only run HCMD2 research until this project completes.
Here is the link to the WCG Research page (official announce apparently set for 13th for additional media):
World Community Grid and researchers supported by Decrypthon, a partnership between AFM (French Muscular Dystrophy Association), CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research), Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, ENS Lyon, Université Paris XI, Bordeaux 1, Lille 1 and IBM are investigating protein-protein interactions for more than 2,200 proteins whose structures are known, with particular focus on those proteins that play a role in neuromuscular diseases. The database of information produced will help researchers design molecules to inhibit or enhance binding of particular macromolecules, hopefully leading to better treatments for muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular diseases.
The total project is estimated to take 1 year 9 months at similar contribution rates as Phase I project. That is 458 Centuries of compute time, so we NEED your help!!!
I have created a team out there that anybody can join. It is very appropriately named "He's My Son" and is now up to 44 members strong and cranking out some serious results across the spectrum. We are now contributing 1 CPU year every 10 days!!!
PLEASE checkout the World Community Grid and consider joining at:
If you wish to, you can join my "He's My Son" team after signing up with WCG by following this link:
If you have questions or would like assistance setting up, please let me know!
My e-mail contact information is:
IBM is the primary corporate sponsor of the World Community Grid. While I do work for IBM, I do not speak on behalf of IBM. My WCG notifications and the team I have created are solely part of my personal efforts on behalf of my 6 year old son Eric, and by extension all others affected by Muscular Dystrophy.