By teaming up with the Open Science Grid, the Canadian non-profit Cancer Computer hopes to speed a cure for cancer through computational biology.
What if we threw enough computing power at cancer research that we could find a cure? Of course we would do it. Some researchers believe computational simulations can give us enough understanding of the processes that occur within a cell that—through computational biology—we could beat cancer.
The technical architects behind The Supercomputer for Cancer Research (aka the Cancer Computer), a non-profit organization based in Canada, definitely believe a cure for cancer will be found with computers.