Welcome to Docking@Home
Docking@Home is a project which uses Internet-connected computers to perform scientific calculations that aid in the creation of new and improved medicines. The project aims to help cure diseases such as Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Docking@Home is a collaboration between the University of Delaware, The Scripps Research Institute, and the University of California - Berkeley. It is part of the Dynamically Adaptive Protein-Ligand Docking System project and is supported by the National Science Foundation.
How Does It Work?
Before new drugs can be produced for laboratory testing, researchers must create molecular models and simulate their interactions to reveal possible candidates for effective drugs. This simulation is called docking. The combinations of molecules and their binding orientations are infinite in number. Simulating as many combinations as possible requires a tremendous amount of computing power. In order to reduce costs, researchers have decided that an effective means of generating this computing power is to distribute the tasks across a large number of computers.
How Can I Help?
By downloading a free program developed at University of California - Berkeley called BOINC, you can contribute your computer's idle processing cycles to the Docking@Home project. It's safe, easy to setup, and runs only when you want it to so it won't affect your ability to use your computer. If you are interested in finding out more information, you can read more about the project and the science behind it, or if you are ready to help, you can get started below.
Rechenkraft.net is Germany's first and so far biggest non-for-profit distributed and grid computing organization. Their goal is to support education, research and science through the use of distributed & grid computing technology
D@H down for maintenance on Feb. 26
February 21, 2013 11:40 EST
Docking@Home server may be down for 24 hours on February 26th, 2013 (EST) for maintenance, thus we will not generate, distribute, and collect results at that time. We will keep you posted when the server is back to normal. Thanks for your patience!
Visit our booth in SC12
November 05, 2012 22:18 EST
The team of Docking@Home is attending to Supercomputing 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah. We are going to present posters showcasing the science enabled by Docking@Home. Please stop by our booth 2504 if you are attending too! Here you can find the exhibits floorplan. See you soon!
Sandy is moving towards Delaware
October 29, 2012 18:32 EST
The Delaware officials and university have issued a weather alert and warned all that if Sandy hits Delaware we may have power outages. The D@H server and webpage may be down during the period. Let's cross the fingers that Sandy will not cause long term power outages. If you are on the East Coast, stay home safe!
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