About Simulation One
Simulation One is an Italian distributed computing project developed by Molecular Modeling Group of Università degli Studi, Milan. Since its birth on 23rd Jenuary, currently there is one project in progress with the aim of testing all the functionality and verify which are the best type of simulations suitable for BOINC platform.
The project focuses on the osmoprotection phenomenon. In nature there are small molecules that are able to protect proteins, for example by thermal stress. Thanks to these molecules in nature we can find plants able to survive without water, or bacteria able to survive in extreme environmental conditions. And how is this possible? Answering this question could have a major impact in agriculture, eg developing plants that require less water intake. The project uses the most advanced modeling techniques to study, at molecular level, the action of osmoprotectans.
You can find more details at this introduction to osmoprotection. For any questions please refer to the forum.
Simulation One enjoys the physical and moral support of BOINC.Italy team, the largest Italian team of distributed computing.
If you already know the BOINC software, simply use this attach link to join the project:
Otherwise refer to this page.