View Full Version : Grid.org Ryukyu Kobudo Team to fight cancer

24th February 2007, 16:22
Friends in budo, as many of you know our Second President, Akamine Esuke was lost to cancer in 1999. What most of you have no way of know is that I also lost my father to cancer in 1998. Cancer is an insidious disease that traps people great or small in a failing body. For anyone who has witnessed cancer at work and wanted to help do something about it, here is a small chance.

Grid.org has developed a means to use idle computer processing cycles to run parts of research models. This technology has been put to work to evaluate millions of protein clusters against candidate ligands. The hope is that by evaluating the two sets against each other medicines can be discovered. Running these billions of calculations on a super computer will take years but by using the now more that 3 million PCs there is hope for rapid progress.

Here is a link if you would like to join the fight and donate your free CPU cycles as a tribute to the fight. If you would specifically like to donate your cycles in the name of the association please join the team.


If that doesn't work just seach under teams for Ryukyu.

One in four of us will at some time suffer from cancer. The high mortality rate, the suffering experienced by patients from the side effects of existing treatments, and the high costs of treatment all contribute to making cancer a priority for drug research.

A new way to help
A landmark research project has begun that allows people to make a real difference in the fight against cancer.

The United Devices Cancer Research Project is asking you to volunteer your PC to help process molecular research being conducted by the Department of Chemistry at the University of Oxford in England and the National Foundation for Cancer Research. To participate, you simply download a very small, no cost, non-invasive software program that works like a screensaver: it runs when your computer isn't being used, and processes research until you need your machine. Your computer never leaves your desk, and the project never interrupts your usual PC use.

It's safe and easy
There is no cost to participate and no impact on your computer use. The project software cannot detect or transfer anything on your machine but project-specific information. It just allows your computer to screen molecules that may be developed into drugs to fight cancer. Each individual computer analyzes a few molecules and then sends the results back over the Internet for further research. This project is anticipated to be the largest computational chemistry project ever undertaken and represents a genuine hope to find a better way to fight cancer.

The computational power to perform research of this scale is only available through the generosity of individuals like you.

11th March 2007, 12:36
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Worthy cause costs you nothing, please join.