Death & Control Denied Fans United team returns!

Because we didn’t want our computer to be useless when we’re not using it, we decided to form a new Death & Control Denied Fans United team at the World Community Grid. Learn more about World Community Grid’s health projects.

It’s powered by United Devices so it will be simple to use for our former members. You have to uninstall your United Devices Agent software and download the World Community Grid Agent. For new members just download the software.

When you’re done downloading and installing the programme please join our team. You helped us make a difference with the old team (almost 80 years of computing time!) and we encourage you to help us make a difference with this team as well! Thank you!

The sitekeepers, May 2007


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April 27 2007




78:326:11:54:32 A Pioneering Internet Grid Project 2000-2007 MISSION COMPLETE

On Friday, April 27, 2007, announced it has completed its mission to demonstrate the viability and benefits of large-scale Internet-based grid computing, and will be retiring its famous efforts to support critical health research. was the largest and most ambitious public interest grid venture ever attempted, and thanks to and its millions of members, dozens of similar global grid projects have been able to catch on and succeed by following its footsteps.

Thank you to all our members! The excellent work has done, both in contributing massive compute power to critical health research and in establishing this Internet-based model as beneficial, would not have been possible without the faith, efforts, and support of our millions of members worldwide. Thank you so much for your years of ongoing support!

Please support other volunteer grid projects

We encourage members to take your valuable resources to other projects of this kind that are ready and willing to accept you as new members. [learn more]

And finally: please note that the information in grey below is no longer valid. Thanks again!

The sitekeepers, April 2007


We've set up a DEATH/CONTROL DENIED FANS UNITED team at the United Devices website. The explanation about United Devices against cancer is below.

The program is running on our computer with no problems whatsoever. It's easy to download (like ICQ or IM). It takes about 5 minutes. It's easy to install, and registering is just to get yourself a password. Once it's installed things run automatically. When you're online you'll receive a task on which your computer will work (whether or not you are on line). When the task is completed it will be automatically sent to United Devices the first time you're on line, and they will send you the next task. Your computer won't slow down!

You can download the program from
Once you've downloaded, installed and registered you can join the DEATH/CONTROL DENIED FANS UNITED team.


The sitekeepers, April 2001


One in four of us will at some time suffer from cancer. The high mortality rate, the suffering experienced by patients from the side effects of existing treatments, and the high costs of treatment all contribute to making cancer a priority for drug research.

A New Way to Help

A landmark research project has begun that allows people to make a real difference in the fight against cancer. This is no regular donation request: a participant is never asked to open a checkbook or volunteer time. The Intel-United Devices Cancer Research Project is asking you to volunteer your PC to help process molecular research being conducted by the Department of Chemistry at the University of Oxford in England and the National Foundation for Cancer Research.

To participate, you simply download a very small, no cost, non-invasive software program that works like a screensaver: it runs when your computer isn't being used, and processes research until you need your machine. Your computer never leaves your desk, and the project never interrupts your usual PC use.

It's Easy and Safe

There is no cost to participate and no impact on your computer use. The project software cannot detect or transfer anything on your machine but project-specific information. It just allows your computer to screen molecules that may be developed into drugs to fight cancer. Each individual computer analyzes a few molecules and then sends the results back over the Internet for further research. The goal is to enlist enough volunteers to contribute 24 million hours of computational time. This project is anticipated to be the largest computational chemistry project ever undertaken and represents a genuine hope to find a better way to fight cancer.

The computational power to perform research of this scale is only available through the generosity of individuals like you.


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