Now more than ever,
your help is needed in the fight against AIDS. In the
mid 1980's, HIV infections exploded and have
to rise at alarming rates. Nearly twenty years later, technology has
reached a point where you can make a difference by contributing the
time of your computer.
Here is how it
To support FightAIDS@Home, you simply download
a free software program from World Community Grid
that runs "in the background" on your computer. This is called the FightAIDS@Home client,
and it processes information (in this case using the drug design software AutoDock)
and evaluates prospective candidates for drug discovery. The FightAIDS@Home client
uses idle processor cycles that would otherwise go to waste. FightAIDS@Home captures
the otherwise wasted cycles of your computer and applies them to model
the evolution of
resistance and to design drugs necessary to fight AIDS. When your
computer has finished a FightAIDS@Home computation, the FightAIDS@Home
results are packed up and sent back to The Scripps Research Institute,
ready for Scripps researchers to collect and analyze them.
Then when you are
using your computer and it needs cycles, FightAIDS@Home instantly
and automatically turns those resources back over to the program
FightAIDS@Home now so your computer can start making a difference!