Dec 28th 2007
Futures in Biotech 27
Folding@Home at 1.3 Petaflops
Steve Gibson joins me in interviewing a true visionary of biotechnology: Dr. Vijay Pande. Dr. Pande is the creator and Director of Folding@Home, the world's largest distributed computing project (Stanford University) that seeks to address some of the most difficult problems in biology.
It is indeed a pretty amazing story: Sony PS3s are the largest component of the world's fastest computer, running approximately 3x faster than IBM's Blue Gene/L. And, the largest computations are being performed to simulate biology at the atomic level...
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