We are proud to present CHEM@Golem, the first scientific Golem use-case on the Golem mainnet. CHEM@Golem is the result of a collaboration between our R&D team, and subject experts in organic chemistry.

When we started Golem, we started it with many goals in mind, but those use-cases related to health and science were perhaps one of those that would make us feel the most fulfilled.

Golem was ideated to help make the world a better place, by delivering a platform able to host all kinds of applications, for a diverse and wide user-base and goals. Some use-cases might be for widespread use, such as cloud computing, and some others, for people to use towards big and helpful goals, such as producing medicines. Open and democratized access to computing resources, for everyone, is the main pillar of our vision and the products and use-cases we build will continue to further strengthen this commitment.

Today we would like to present our latest work, which we dubbed CHEM@Golem, in homage to the SETI@Home project, the first collaborative scientific project that took an indefinite hiatus in March, after 21 years and a total of 1,808,938 users throughout its history.

CHEM@Golem is a scientific modelling project on Golem. The project has been developed in cooperation with the most reputable scientific institutions in the field worldwide (we’ll be able to reveal their names later due to the confidentiality clauses and that the work is ongoing and information sensitive). Our relationship with them goes a long way, and our CEO/CTO Piotr Janiuk, was inspired to pursue Golem by such work.

Via CHEM@Golem, our providers will be able to help run the computations needed to simulate chemical reactions.

These calculations aim to generate a model formed by synthetically feasible chemical space of small organic molecules. Exploring this space requires simulating billions of chemical reactions.

The model created by the simulations would be then subjected to further analysis to determine its evolution and behavior as well as to evaluate properties of particular molecules produced within the space. These are essential processes for developing medicines (drugs), as well as other useful compounds.

For building this project, we have used our own Task API, and the project is meant to run for a month atop of Golem Clay Beta. After which, all results will be gathered and analysed. If successful, the collaboration partners and our team will be porting the application to New Golem.

Right now, we can’t say much more about it. But we hope this primer will be enough for our community to be as happy as we are about it. More details about CHEM@Golem will be shared in the future, along with the source code as soon as the results of the research are published.

What does this mean for the community? Simply put, it is your time to put your Golem node to work for a good and fascinating project, and of course, get rewarded for it.

Those of you who are running Golem nodes, may have noticed increased activity in the recent week as we have been testing our setup; you may expect many more tasks in the coming weeks as we are planning to request them as fast as you can compute them.

And for those of you who are not running Golem at the moment - it is a great time to dust off your nodes or install Golem.

Note: CHEM@Golem is a custom made use-case for this particular project. The confidentiality of it will be maintained for a while.

We hope you can all help us in this ambitious and exciting project!