Conquering Disease

Solving Cancer Faster – Stanford University uses the available bandwidth of computers all over the world to fight disease through a computationally intensive process called protein folding. Computers using NVIDIA CUDA technology are able to fold proteins 140X faster which provides scientists with better data from which to make decisions. “The impact of NVIDIA GPUs on protein folding simulations has been extraordinary,” said Vijay Pande, associate professor of chemistry, Stanford University and director of the Folding@home project. “Teams that are folding with NVIDIA GPUs are seeing huge boosts to their production and this is helping to accelerate the project significantly.” Learn More.
Accelerating Drug Discovery - Science Applications International partnered with Silicon Informatics to speed up the processes that are used to identify small molecules which inhibit cancerous diseases, to reduce the computation time and hasten the discovery of potentially life-saving anti-cancer drugs. The faster these molecules are identified, the more quickly NCI can study them and create cancer fighting drugs. Silicon Informatics software kernels, together with NVIDIA Tesla GPUs, allowed SAIC to speed up this process by a factor of 10. This means that a scientist who had to wait overnight to receive results can now work more interactively, performing several operations during a single work day.
Powering Advances in Medical Technology - CyberHeart, Inc., is a developmental medical device company developing a non-invasive radiosurgical system for cardiac applications. Using the Quadro ultra-high-end solutions, the CyberHeart team achieves the visualization performance they need to develop life-saving technology. The advanced textured graphics capabilities of Quadro professional graphics solutions enable CyberHeart to provide 3D radiosurgical target visualization and definition tools for the purpose of treating cardiac arrhythmias. The Quadro solutions provide CyberHeart with the extreme bandwidth necessary to support their cutting-edge technology, and essentially, save lives.
Speeding Up Detection of Breast Cancer - Breast cancer remains at the top of the list of non-preventable cancers. Early detection remains a vital strategy and the major proven method for reducing breast cancer mortality. A team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin - Madison are investigating new ways to use short pulses of electromagnetic waves to detect and treat early stage breast cancer. Learn More.