With Power Sleep, you will help comparing
protein sequences, which will subsequently
be saved in the SIMAP database.
The SIMAP evaluations provide vital data
for scientists in fields like genetics and
heredity, biochemistry and molecular
biology as well as cancer research.
So you can be sure that you will definitely
do a lot of good with Power Sleep.
Prof. Dr. Thomas Rattei is the leader
of the SIMAP project, which was launched
back in 2010 at the University of Vienna.
SIMAP comprises about 40 million different
protein sequences from more than
80 million database entries.
Processing big data like that requires
huge CPU capacities, which you too
can now contribute. For more information,
please visit www.boincsimap.org
The concept of Power Sleep is based on the
principle of 'distributed computing'.
This means that a computing task is split
into various parts, which can then be carried
out by several computers simultaneously.
The more people donate their processing power,
the more powerful the Power Sleep network will get. And the more effective we will be at aiding scientific progress.