Using a private desktop grid system for accelerating drug discovery

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Drug design is a challenging and computationally intensive task. Chemists are often faced with handling huge amounts of data as well as with working with huge amounts of computational resources. This paper shows that using the BOINC system as a private, dedicated desktop grid a community, like the EU CancerGrid chemist community, can easily set up its own high-end infrastructure based on available and inexpensive desktop computers. The CancerGrid Computing System described in the paper can easily be adapted for the needs of other user communities having similar infrastructure requirements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)657-666
Number of pages10
JournalFuture Generation Computer Systems
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2011


  • Boinc
  • Cloud
  • Desktop grid
  • Drug discovery
  • Science gateway
  • Service grid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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