Name:CHAIN-REDS - tthreader
Description:Knowing the protein structures is essential for a complete understanding of life processes at the molecular level
Abstract: Knowing the protein structures is essential for a complete understanding of life processes at the molecular level. Threading is the leading method for protein structure prediction, and it is exceedingly time-consuming. The TreeThreader code uses a new practical threading program, which can take pairwise interaction into consideration. TreeThreader can run on a Linux platform and on a volunteer computing e-Infrastructure using the CAS@home BOINC client and consuming around 6 million of CPU hours a year. The code is already available to the desktop computing community, and is now made available on a full-blown e-Infrastructure: virtual machines launched from physical servers belonging to the China ROC and managed with OpenStack. They have consumed around 15,000 CPU hours in July 2014. For making the use of the new pool of computing resources (BOINC and cloud) easy to use for the scientist, all TreeThreader jobs can be submitted both within China and Europe.