Thanks for visiting BOINC team USA's page dedicated to distributed computing projects focused on human health and disease. If you're looking for #COVID19 specific projects, click here!
We donate computer time, mainly by using the BOINC program, to projects that are researching a variety of conditions:
At the time of this writing there is research on the coronavirus COVID-19 as well. You can donate both CPU and GPU resources (depending on the project) to help scientists working on these important problems, and possibly your Android Smartphone as well!
Team USA has been a top team on these projects over the years, especially Rosetta@Home and GPUGrid.net. Our goals are to continue advancing this important research by keeping our rank on these projects, and growing our presence at World Community Grid and Folding@Home. We'd be honored if you'd join us and help our efforts to end these terrible conditions afflicting so many lives. Together we CAN make a difference, one CPU cycle at a time!
If you're not sure what this is about or how you can contribute, click here!
Download the BOINC client here. Linux users are advised to install from the repo.
Rosetta@Home team page; this is a CPU-Only project. Android work is occasionally available.
Use this link to join us at World Community Grid. Make sure to opt-in for your stats to count for our team! Current research efforts are listed here. At this time WCG is a CPU-Only project; Android work is available for Smash Childhood Cancer and Mapping Cancer Markers.
TN-Grid and the gene@home project is doing research into gene expression and genetic networks. This research is not specifically targeting any disease but these techniques might benefit that research in the future. TN-Grid is a CPU-Only project. There is an AVX app which can stress the CPU more than normal apps, so you should monitor your CPU temperatures.
Here's a table listing of these projects for your convenience, plus some others you may find interesting.
|Project||Focus||App||Operating System||Stats Opt-In?|
|Rosetta@Home||Protein folding, design and shape prediction. Rosetta@home needs your help to determine the 3-dimensional shapes of proteins in research that may ultimately lead to finding cures for some major human diseases.||
|Windows, Linux, MacOS, Android||No|
|Ralph@Home||The official alpha test project for Rosetta@home. Join if you'd like to help Rosetta test their applications, but work is inconsistent and may be buggy.||CPU||Windows, Linux, MacOS, Android||No|
|GPUGrid||GPUGRID scientists can perform molecular simulations to understand the function of proteins in health and disease.||
Nvidia GPU Required!
|Windows and Linux||No|
|TN-Grid||Genetic networks and gene expression. Research covers a variety of organisms including humans. Check the forum for details on current research.||CPU||No|
|World Community Grid||
Multiple projects, check the current research list here.
Coming Soon: You and your computer can soon help stop COVID-19 in its tracks. Learn more.
|CPU||Windows, Linux, Android for some projects||Yes|
|BOINC@TACC||Aerospace engineering, computational biology, and earthquake engineering. 64-bit systems that support virtualization are required.||CPU + VirtualBox||Windows, Linux, MacOS||Stats don't currently export|
Simulating protein dynamics, including the process of protein folding and the movements of proteins implicated in a variety of diseases.
This is not a BOINC project and requires its own software to be installed.
|CPU and GPU, Nvidia and AMD||Windows, Linux, MacOS||Opt-In is only for BOINC projects|
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