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He is also the founder of the Folding@Home Distributed Computing Project for disease research which pushes the boundaries of the development and application of computer science techniques (such as distributed systems, machine learning, and exotic computer architectures) into biology and medicine, in both fundamental research as well as the development of new therapeutics.
One such computing project is the famous Folding@Home, which runs computationally intensive computer simulations using the collective effort of millions of smaller computers.
As director of the Folding@home distributed computing project, he is always looking for faster ways to study the folding and misfolding of proteins, which is crucial to their function.
Now, MilkyWay@Home has outgrown even this famous project, in terms of speed, making it the fastest computing project on the BOINC platform and perhaps the second fastest public distributed computing program ever in operation, just behind Folding@home.The interdisciplinary team behind MilkyWay@Home, which ranges from professors to undergraduates, began the formal development under the BOINC platform in July 2006 and worked tirelessly to build a volunteer base from the ground up to build its computational power.
For example, consumers today can use their GeForce 9 Series GPUs to run applications such as Folding@home and join online protein folding teams to help find cures for diseases such as AlzheimerCOs or ParkinsonCOs.
Stanford UniversityCOs distributed computing programme Folding@home has become a major force in researching cures to life-threatening diseases such as cancer, cystic fibrosis, and ParkinsonCOs disease by combining the computing horsepower of millions of processors to simulate protein folding.
Dentro del ambito de la investigacion medica, hay un programa de computo distribuido llamado Folding@home de la Universidad Stanford.
The newest iteration of the popular Playstation, the PS3, distributed by Sony Computer Entertainment America, Foster City, Calif., has become a surprising ally to scientists at the Folding@home (FAH) project at Stanford Univ., Calif., by providing users the capability to connect with the FAH program from home.
More than 30,000 gamers around the world have already signed up to Stanford University's Folding@home project, which aims to study the causes of diseases such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, cystic fibrosis and cancers.
Sony and Stanford University's Folding@home project have created an application that breaks huge processing tasks into smaller units, also known as distributed computing, thereby allowing Playstation 3 owners to donate extra processing power to scientists studying protein folding.
To harness computing power for his experiment, Pande two years ago launched Folding@home, which is a distributed computing project that asks PC owners to dedicate their screensavers to simulating the protein-folding process.
One of the most famous cycle-scavenging networks, Folding@home is reported to have 1.5 petaflops of computational capacity as of March 2008.