Cycle Computing is at it again, pushing the envelope on setting up HPC clusters that ride atop Amazon's EC2 compute clusters. This time, Cycle Computing has been tapped by protein simulation software-maker Schrödinger and drug-hunter Nimbus Discovery, which is in hot pursuit of drugs to cure Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and obesity. …
Sounds like a good candidate for an @Home project. About a decade ago, I seem to remember that Intel sponsored a distributed @Home project called "United Devices" for a very similar project. Not only would your resources be free, but they would probably be faster since cloud resources are virtualized, which wipesout approximately 40% of their performance - which makes them cost ineffective for high-performance tasks.
Having spent the last few years doing just this sort of thing I must explain that it's REALLY hard. Not to get software to filter out the 'best binding' ligands but to find that reality rather foolishly doesn't agree with the output.
That's alot of money to spend just to find out that we already found a cure for obesity at least a hundred years ago. It is called speed, and it is quite effective.
Surely the cure for obesity is far older than that - it's called self-control over the amount you eat.
How do you prescribe that?
the friggin cat ?...
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