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We're Switching to Email-Based Login

21 Aug 2019

Summary

On August 28, World Community Grid will be switching from a username-based login system to an email-based login system. Learn what this means for existing and new volunteers in this article.

Background

Since World Community Grid was created in 2004, volunteers have been required to create a username in order to sign up and begin to receiving work from our servers. Now, we're switching to email-based login in order to bring World Community Grid into closer alignment with the process used by other BOINC projects. (BOINC is the open source software platform used by World Community Grid and other volunteer computing projects to distribute work units.) And for new volunteers, an email-based signup process will cut down on the number of fields required for initial registration.
Current volunteers

We plan to cut over to the new system on August 28, 2019. Current volunteers will not need to take any action, as your username and email address will remain the same. However, we encourage you to make sure that the email address associated with your account is up to date.
Questions?

Please visit our forum to see a Q & A thread about this change, and check to see if your question has already been asked and answered before you post.

Thanks to all volunteers for your support of humanitarian science.


Complete story, one more paragraph, for new user's, is HERE.
 
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Planned Maintenance on Thursday, September 5, 2019


4 Sep 2019

Summary

We are updating the operating system on our servers on Thursday, September 5, beginning at 19:00 UTC

We will be applying an important operating system update to our servers on Thursday, September 5, beginning at 19:00 UTC. We anticipate that the work will take approximately four hours.

During some of this time, volunteers will not be able to upload or download new work, and the website will not be accessible.

Volunteers will not need to take any particular action, as your devices will automatically retry their connections after the maintenance work is completed.

We appreciate your patience and participation.
 
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Benchmark Scores World Community Grid is my benchmark!!
THOR Challenge Attracts a Record Number of Teams in 2019

6 Sep 2019

Summary
The THOR Challenge, one of World Community Grid's largest team competitions, is back for another record-breaking season. Learn more in this article.

Every September, the CRUNCHERS SANS FRONTIERES team issues the THOR Challenge, which begins this year on September 9 and runs for four weeks. You can learn more about how the THOR Challenge is structured in this post by Thomas H.V. Dupont, Captain of the CRUNCHERS SANS FRONTIERES team.

At the time of publication, this year’s Challenge has attracted 70 teams—a new record. And since this year’s Challenge is actually two competitions in one, there will be two winning teams with the THOR Challenge Pure (a fifth week of challenge).

If you are a team captain, register your team today. And if you're a team member, tell your captain that you'd like the team to be part of a challenge that aims to donate a record amount of computing time to six worthy projects.

Thanks for supporting the THOR Challenge and World Community Grid! @Norton


 
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I hope everything is OK with @Norton
It has been a while since he logged on but I see his systems still crunching away
 
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Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy Researcher Developing New Methods for Deciphering Protein-Protein Interactions

12 Sep 2019

Summary

Dr. Alessandra Carbone, the primary investigator for the Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy project, recently published a paper along with several colleagues to propose new techniques for looking at the complexities of protein-protein interactions.

Unlocking the mysteries of protein-protein interactions will lead to a greater understanding of many biological processes, and could help scientists better address human health and disease. However, predicting and visualizing all possible protein interactions is highly complex and challenging. Some protein surfaces are involved in many interactions with other proteins, while others are not. Predicting the nature of these protein surfaces continues to be a challenge.

To help address this complexity, Dr. Alessandra Carbone and her colleagues, Dr. Chloé Dequeker and Dr. Elodie Laine, conducted a study which made use of Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy results from World Community Grid. The study combines different types of information to predict protein surfaces which interact with other proteins and disentangles the complexity of the interacting surfaces. Their results were recently published in Proteins: Structure, Function, and Bioinformatics.

This open-access paper includes details of their findings, as well as links to their data and software. You can read the full paper here.
Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make this study possible by supporting the Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy project.
Dr. Alessandra Carbone, and her esteemed colleagues, has a small ton of papers that have been published with our research and her brains. She is an awesome scientist with an awesome sounding name, that I love saying... "Alessandra Carbone", beautiful!

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