Category Archives: Gridcoin

2018 Top Pics in Undervalued Cryptocurrencies: Gridcoin (GRC)

Gridcoin compensates the coin miners (researchers) for participating in BOINC projects that may lead to advances in medicine, biology, mathematics, science, climatology, particle and astrophysics, thus providing real benefits to humanity. Gridcoin compensates researchers for contributing computational power towards BOINC research using an energy-efficient Proof-of-Stake process, instead of generating heat and using computational power for a Proof-of-Work algorithm. Gridcoin differs from other scientific cryptocurrencies in its ability to support many different kinds of scientific projects and is only limited by what is currently broadcast over the BOINC […]

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A Graduation, a Paper, and a Continuing Search for the Help Stop TB Researchers

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By: Dr. Anna Croft University of Nottingham, UK 28 Sep 2018    Summary In this update, principal investigator Dr. Anna Croft shares two recent milestones for the Help Stop TB research team, and discusses their continuing search for additional researchers. The Help Stop TB (HSTB) project uses the massive computing power of World Community Grid to examine part of the coating of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium that causes tuberculosis. We hope that by learning more about the mycolic acids that are part of this coating, we can […]

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THOR Challenge Aims for New Heights in 2018

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17 Sep 2018    Summary CRUNCHERS SANS FRONTIERES, one of World Community Grid’s most dedicated teams, issues the THOR Challenge each fall. Find out how you and your team can join this year’s challenge and beat last year’s results.   Every fall, the CRUNCHERS SANS FRONTIERES team begins a new school year by issuing the THOR Challenge (between September 24 and November 11 for 2018). The first week of this team challenge is open to every World Community Grid team, between September 24 and September 30. You […]

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BOINC Developers and Leaders Gather in the UK

30 Aug 2018    Summary This year’s annual BOINC Workshop was held at University of Oxford and focused on the BOINC platform’s future development. This graphic was part of Kevin Reed’s presentation about the BOINC community and how it works. The Oxford e-Research Centre at University of Oxford recently hosted the BOINC Workshop 2018. BOINC, which stands for Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing, is an open-source software platform that supports volunteer computing. You can learn more about how BOINC is structured here. World Community Grid project […]

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Planned Maintenance on Tuesday, August 21 (Completed)

15 Aug 2018    Summary We are updating the operating system on our servers on Tuesday, August 21, beginning at 14:00 UTC. We will be applying an important operating system update to our servers on Tuesday, August 21, beginning at 14:00 UTC. We anticipate that the work will take approximately four hours. During 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 […]

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Planned Maintenance on Tuesday, August 21

15 Aug 2018    Summary We are updating the operating system on our servers on Tuesday, August 21, beginning at 14:00 UTC. We will be applying an important operating system update to our servers on Tuesday, August 21, beginning at 14:00 UTC. We anticipate that the work will take approximately four hours. During 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 […]

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Planned Maintenance on Tuesday, July 10 (Completed)

5 Jul 2018    Summary We are updating the operating system on our servers on Tuesday, July 10, beginning at 14:00 UTC. We will be applying an important operating system update to our servers on Tuesday, July 10, beginning at 14:00 UTC. We anticipate that the work will take approximately four hours. During this time, volunteers will not be able to upload or download new work, and the World Community Grid website will not be accessible. No action is required by you, as your devices will automatically […]

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Sarcoma Dataset Coming Soon to Mapping Cancer Markers Project

By: Dr. Igor Jurisica Krembil Research Institute, University Health Network, Toronto 8 Aug 2018    Summary In this comprehensive update, the Mapping Cancer Markers team explains how they are determining which genes and gene signatures carry the greatest promise for lung cancer diagnosis. They also introduce the next type of cancer–sarcoma–to be added soon to the project. The Mapping Cancer Markers (MCM) project continues to process work units for the ovarian cancer dataset. As we accumulate these outcomes, we continue to analyze MCM results from the lung […]

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Farewell and Hello to OpenZika Team Members

By: The OpenZika research team 1 Aug 2018    Summary The data analysis continues while the OpenZika team bids farewell to one of the project co-investigators and brings on new team members. Project Background The Zika virus has “evolved” from a global health emergency to a long-term threat. Scientists throughout the world continue to study the virus and search for ways to stem its spread, including potential vaccines and means of controlling the mosquito population, as well as looking for treatments. As of this update, there is […]

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Planned Maintenance on Tuesday, July 10

5 Jul 2018    Summary We are updating the operating system on our servers on Tuesday, July 10, beginning at 14:00 UTC. We will be applying an important operating system update to our servers on Tuesday, July 10, beginning at 14:00 UTC. We anticipate that the work will take approximately four hours. During this time, volunteers will not be able to upload or download new work, and the World Community Grid website will not be accessible. No action is required by you, as your devices will automatically […]

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