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Can HTML5 Help Find a Cure for AIDS?

HTML5 app called Social Docking

There is a volunteer computing project going on right now called “Social Docking” that is written entirely using HTML5 and is run completely within the web browser. It’s an initiative to find compounds of pharmaceutical interest towards AIDS and Alzheimers. All you have to do is visit this HTML5 app socialdocking.appspot.com and let the app be in your browser for about 10 minutes before closing it. You can open a new window to browse the web or do whatever you want on your computer during that time. The idea is to get the simulation to run for 3000 iterations. This low cost supercomputing project will help researchers study three molecules including, HIV-1 integrase, which is a promising target for an AIDS vaccine. Continue Reading →