Smallpox Research Grid (beendet)/en
Actually, Smallpox are being considered exterminated since the end of the 1970s, because of the immense campaign the WHO did in 1977. In december 1979 an agreement was signed, according to that all remaining pathogenes are either to be destroyed or to be handed over to one of two research facilities (in Russia and in the US). Since the UN could not implement any effective protocol to monitor the worldwide proscription of biological agents yet, it remains unknown, which nation is in possesion of those pathogenes.
As part of the so called Patriot-Grid this and following projects should support the fight against bioterrorism. Therefore, computersimulations tested vaccines against known biological pathogenes, like Smallpox and Anthrax. Not only United Devices supported the Patriot-Grid, but also IBM, Accelrys and Evotec OAI, as well as other organizations did.
Any user of the United Devices Agent was opted in this particular project by default and had to cancel it in his profil on the website of UD, if it was not wanted.
|Smallpox Research Grid|
|Name||Smallpox Research Grid|
|Goal||Find a vaccine against Smallpox|
It is unknown where this project is located.
|Java (OS independent)|
|works also with proxy|
|program can be executed normally|
|can be used as screensaver|
|commandline version available|
|personal Proxy for work units available|
|work units can be exchanged also by email|
|source code is available|
|can be used offline|
- 30.11.1999: 3.0 (2814)
- 04.11.2004: Smallpox Complete
- 05.02.2003: Patriotisches Grid gegen Pocken
- 05.02.2003: IBM, United Devices and Accelrys Aid U.S. Department of Defense in Search for Smallpox Cure
- 05.02.2003: Scientists want your PCs to fight smallpox