Project graphics

What does the screen saver look like when Smash Childhood Cancer is running?

Here is a video of the Smash Childhood Cancer screen saver:

What does the screen saver show?

The right portion of the screen saver shows both the target protein and drug candidate molecules, depicted as a collection of small spheres that represent the atoms of each molecule. These are the specific molecules that your device is currently working on.

What does the progress bar in the screen saver represent?

The progress bar, towards the bottom of the screen saver, represents approximately how much of the current task your device has processed. When it reaches 100%, the computation is complete and the results will then be sent back to World Community Grid, where they will be packaged and delivered to the Smash Childhood Cancer researchers.

What do the small spheres in the screen saver represent?

The small spheres represent the atoms in both the target protein molecule and candidate molecule currently being processed by your device.

What does the double cross logo in the screen saver represent?

This the logo for the Saga Medical Center Koseikan, in Saga, Japan. The medical center was established 182 years ago, and is the oldest hospital in Japan. The logo was created to commemorate an International Red Cross activity that took place at the hospital 140 years ago.

Where may I download pictures of the Smash Childhood Cancer graphics?

A screenshot of the project graphics is available for download in the following resolutions: