What is the North Bend Central Tech Team doing to help in the research of deadly world diseases?
We joined the distributed computer research project Rosetta@Home
We took several old computers that we were going to be recycled and discarded and turned them into a small cluster to join the Rosetta@Home distributed computing system of thousands of other computers
To use our old unused resources that could basically help wipe out disease as we know it!
How Does It Work?
Rosetta@Home uses idle computer processing resources from volunteers' computers to perform calculations on individual work units. Completed results are sent to a central project server where they are validated and assimilated into project databases.
What Exactly is Rosetta@Home?
Rosetta@Home uses unused computer cycles from our computers to help determine the 3-dimensional shapes of proteins in research that may ultimately lead to finding cures for some major human diseases. By running the Rosetta@Home program on our unused computers while we don't use them, it will help them by speeding up and extending their research. Our machines will hopefully be helping efforts at designing new proteins to fight diseases such as HIV, Malaria, Cancer, and Alzheimer's.
In addition to basic research in predicting protein structure, docking and design, Rosetta@Home is also used in immediate disease-related research
To see our current rank in the world for completed work, please visit:
http://www.nbtigers.org → District → Technology → Rosetta Project Rank