We've Partnered With the Open Science Grid

March 16 2017

1,157,122 Core Hours Per Year!

We're excited about this one. Cancer Computer has partnered with Open Science Grid (OSG) to make available 1,157,122 core hours per year. Through the OSG, our supercomputers are able to help power leading cancer research projects all around the world. Together, we are computing for the cure!

What is the Open Science Grid?

The OSG is where scientific problems are solved by breaking them down into a very large number of individual jobs that can each be run independently. Supercomputers, like Cancer Computer's or from large research institutions, run these individual jobs. The computing is shared among different organizations to efficiently contribute to the wider research project. 

"OSG's mission is to help advance science through collaborative computing. Our mission is to help advance science related to finding a cure for cancer through computing," says Roy Chartier, Cancer Computer's founder.

What Projects Are We Powering?

Through OSG, Cancer Computer is helping compute cancer research projects every second of every day. Check it out:

Indiana University Medical School's SPLInter Project

The Structural Protein-Ligand Interactome (SPLInter) project predicts the interaction of thousands of small molecules with thousands of proteins. For example, one experiment simulated the interactions of 3,900 proteins and 5,000 compounds, which was over 19 million different simulations! Supercomputers like Cancer Computer's are used to power these experiments to get closer to finding a breakthrough! 

Harvard Medical School's Structural Biology Grid. 

The Structural Biology Grid (SBGrid) was created to provide scientists, like cancer researchers, with the computing power they need to run their experiments. Our supercomputers help researchers make discoveries that could save the life of a friend or loved one!