Community TSC

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Community TSC

Postby Trader Jimm » Sun Apr 30, 2006 11:29 am

Community TSC is a distributed computing project operated by The Rothberg Institute For Childhood Diseases, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for children suffering from Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC).

The Community TSC project uses Sengent’s CommunityOS™ Grid computing framework and its D2OL ™ software and the idle time on your personal computer to help find drugs to treat patients with TSC.

Requirements are minimal:

64 MB RAM, 350MHz processor, Windows 95/98SE/ME/NT4/2000/XP

Clients are available for Windows, Macintosh, Solaris, and Linux.
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Community TSC

Postby Trader Jimm » Sun Mar 02, 2008 6:51 pm

Community TSC is still running, we still have minimal requirements so almost anybody can participate.

The client does run under Windows Vista using XP compatibility mode.

There is a new client undergoing beta testing. I will post an announcement when it goes live.
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New Windows Client

Postby Trader Jimm » Sun Apr 20, 2008 1:26 am

Community TSC has announced the latest release of the Windows client, V3.0 . It features:

o The ability to control task expiration from the client
o Automatic task monitoring to ensure that D2OL won't affect your computer's interactive performance
o Multiprocessor support

For more information, see the V3.0 release notes.

The new client can be downloaded here.
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End of an Era

Postby Trader Jimm » Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:38 pm

This is posted in the Community TSC Forum, and is not a joke:

On April 15, 2009, the Community TSC distributed computing project will officially end operations.

As this chapter in the history of The Rothberg Institute comes to a close, we wanted to
take the opportunity to extend a sincere note of thanks to you, our incredibly dedicated
members who have driven every aspect of this project. We also want to take a few
moments to reflect on what we have accomplished and to touch on how the project's results,
thanks to your committed efforts, will be leveraged by The Rothberg Institute in the future.

As most of you know, this project set out to develop a viable platform for enabling users from
around the globe to use their personal computers (whether PCs, Linux or Unix boxes, etc.) to
compute the interactions of small molecule drug candidates with target molecules that
likely play prominent roles in Tuberous Sclerosis Complex disease pathways.
In the more than seven years that the project has been active, our members
have returned results for over 150 million drug candidate-disease target tasks, utilizing over
3000 years' worth of CPU time in the process!

With the computational results available to us, we turn all of our attention toward harvesting
the best possible candidates from this data
set and focusing our efforts in the laboratory in order to accomplish our original goal: finding
effective real-world treatments for TSC. The Rothberg Institute remains firmly committed to
this objective.

As we move forward, we will maintain our list of active and past members who have committed
so much time and energy to this project, and we plan to update you periodically on the progress
that we're making in the lab. Your efforts have been invaluable in moving us into position
to take this next important step, and we truly appreciate the contributions that you have made.

We hope that you have enjoyed participating in this project as much as we have. For all that
you have done, thank you!

The Rothberg Institute Staff
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