Now you can contribute in helping researchers from the University of Delaware, The Scripps Research Institute, and the University of California - Berkeley by giving them some idle time on your computer. This was all part of a revolutionary docking technology known as Dynamically Adaptive Protein-Ligand Docking System (DAPLDS) and is supported by the National Science Foundation. Start Docking! Joining Docking@Home is extremely easy - it takes just 3 steps, which we will walk you through.
You must know that making drugs require complex calculations and simulation of complex molecular structures to reveal possible outcomes required to reveal possible candidates to be turned into effective drugs. The combinations of molecules and their binding orientations are infinite in number. Simulating as many combinations as possible requires a tremendous amount of computing power. In order to reduce costs, researchers have decided that an effective means of generating this computing power is to distribute the tasks across a large number of computers.
So for this they need tremendous computing power only availavble through super-computers, but they usually have to wait very long to get some time to use the supercomputer and also they come at a very high price which would eventually make the research budget to reach high.
So the scientists came with a revolutionary idea, of combining thousands of computer across the world and make them act as a supercomputer. You can help them volunteer just by downloading a docking software that will run only in idle time, when you are actually not doing anything on your computer. They automatically assign some docking tasks to be solved by your docking application and then it automatically sends the result to the organization for further research.
The goals of the project are:
1. to explore the multi-scale nature of algorithmic adaptations in protein-ligand docking
2. to develop cyber infrastructures based on computational methods and models that efficiently accommodate these adaptations.
Go to Docking@home , the installing of software is really easy and i recommend all to use it.
Note- The software may utilize your bandwidth that may be charged by your Internet Provider, so first check if you could accomodate using this software. I strongly recommen all unlimited bandwidth users to go and install this software to help the research.
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Start Docking! Joining Docking@Home is extremely easy - it takes just 3 steps, which we will walk you through.