Futures in Biotech

Dec 28th 2007

Futures in Biotech 27

Folding@Home at 1.3 Petaflops

Dr. Pande explains how he uses the worlds' fastest computer to solve some of the most difficult problems in biology...

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Guest: Dr. Vijay S. Pande, Director of Folding@Home and Associate Professor of Chemistry and of Structural Biology, Stanford University

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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Links: Folding@Home Science Stats

This episode of Futures in Biotech was sponsored by Invitrogen. Save 15% on selected High Fidelity PCR enzymes with the purchase of a Zero Blunt TOPO cloning kit, and other selected TOPO kits. See TOPO ZeroBackground high fidelity. Quote RTPCWU for US or RTPCWC for Canada when ordering.

Thanks to Cachefly for providing the bandwidth for this netcast.

Also, thanks to Philippe Pelletier and Will Hall for the great opening and closing themes.