Supercomputer Sets Protein-Folding Record

Thanks to Nicros of Nature News
A specially designed supercomputer named Anton has simulated changes in a protein’s three-dimensional structure over a period of a millisecond — a time-scale more than a hundred-fold greater than the previous record. … The simulations revealed how the proteins changed as they folded, unfolded and folded again. ‘The agreement with experimental data is amazing,’ says Chandra Verma, a computational structural biologist at the Bioinformatics Institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research in Singapore. Simulating the basic pancreatic trypsin inhibitor over the course of a millisecond took Anton about 100 days — roughly as long as computers spent toiling over previous simulations that only spanned 10 microseconds
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