NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of Washington and IBM said Thursday they will work together to harness the computing power of nearly 1 million idling computers in order to run calculations that could help develop more durable rice strains.
The Nutritious Rice for the World project will use IBM’s World Community Grid to run a three-dimensional modeling program developed at UW to study rice proteins and combine the resulting information with traditional cross-breeding techniques.

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