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April 13, 2011
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April 6, 2011
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June 28, 2010
November 4, 2009
We give a late welcome to Dr. Sule Atahan-Evrenk. Sule has been working in the Clean Energy Project since early in the summer.
We also welcome Dr. Johannes Hachmann to the Clean Energy Project.
We have received the last batch of calculations in phase 1. In this phase, we have run 2181 years and 57 days worth of calculations!
Thanks to these results, we are able to have a deeper understanding of the interactions that are taking place between these molecules. This is extremely important for understanding the design of organic photovoltaics because one important factor is the packing structure of the system. Behind the scenes, we are preparing for an even more fruitful second phase, which will include a completely different way of studying molecules than in phase 1. Additionally, we are constantly upgrading are analysis tools to enable us to look more efficiently to these 2000+ years of calculations. We hope to update you soon about publications we are preparing and also with dynamic ways we can share the data generated in this project with you.
The response we have obtained from you has been great and there is little to add, but to sincerely thank you for enabling this project to take place. We look forward to sending you more working units for future crunching.
The CEP Team
July 21, 2009
Six months have come and gone and we are heading towards the last stretch of the Phase 1 of the Clean Energy Project (CEP). The CEP team at Harvard University would like to thank you once again for your support in this endeavor. We also want to congratulate IBM’s World Community Grid (WCG) and their staff for winning the prestigious Coffey International Award (Business in the Community), which recognizes companies around the world for their positive efforts towards one or more of the United Nations Millennium Development goals.
Now, onto the scientific updates: so far, we have sent approximately 1,000 batches to the grid. Initially that sounds like a small number, but each batch is composed of 1000 work units, which means that we have distributed over 1 million work units to people across the globe.
These results will guide our understanding of how molecules pack together to form crystals. Each job on the grid calculates how a particular type of molecule packs together at a certain temperature. It is important to understand how the molecular structure changes as materials heat up, so we combine the results from many jobs to analyze one material.
However, do not think that the project is stopping there. The analysis of the results represents only the final stretch of the CEP Phase 1. In the near future, we hope to contact you more often via emerging technology as we generate input files, analyze data and create scripts to take care of the input/output flow that is required by this project.
Thank you again, and keep on crunching.
The CEP Team.
December 5, 2008
The Clean Energy Project goes live at Noon EST under the World Community Grid.
We are excitedly awaiting for the first batch of results to analyze. We are looking forward to work with all the members of the WCGrid and BOINC community at large.
December 29, 2008
The CEP team wishes everyone all the best for the incoming year. Thank you all for helping us with this project, which will ultimately contribute towards better energy materials. A special thanks those crunchers for braving through our runs, both fast and slow :)!