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If Computing Could Help You Do Anything, What Would It Be?

For HTCondor Week, we're asking the WID community what its dream computing job would be.

Computer chip photo by mnsc / Flickr.com

The WID community gathers daily at 3 p.m. to take a break, caffeinate and converse. Buzz Tea @ 3 is a monthly series that gathers perspectives on different topics focused on ideas and research. The institute’s Twitter followers can also chime in by replying to @WIDiscovery, posting on its Facebook page or emailing us.

“Predict all the protein structures.” — Dan

“Feed my cells over the weekend.”

“Improve my NCAA bracket.”

“Predict effective shRNA sequences.” — Alex

“Answer this question.” — C4 group members

“Determine the ultimate question.”

“See if the number 42 really is the answer to everything.”

“Calculate whether it’s OK for an endangered animal to eat an endangered plant.”

“Bring back endangered species.”

“Keep track of my children at all times.”

“Map the entire transcriptomes of many species.”

“Determine the best chemical formulation for stronger, better materials — for specific needs.”

“Teach me new things while I sleep.”


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