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Message 96182 - Posted: 29 Feb 2020, 1:40:20 UTC

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Are there any projects working on the coronavirus? I would like to be a part of it. Thank you
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Message 96183 - Posted: 29 Feb 2020, 1:47:27 UTC - in response to Message 96182.  

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Message 96371 - Posted: 3 Mar 2020, 22:59:51 UTC

Stanford group wants to use your computer to help researchers study the coronavirus

Folding@home (A NON BOINC PROJECT) takes up the fight against COVID-19 / 2019-nCoV.
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Message 96489 - Posted: 7 Mar 2020, 13:58:37 UTC
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That is good news on Rosetta and Folding@Home, attempting to convince others to crunch that data.

FYI: The world's most powerful computer just spent a few days analyzing the Covid-19 virus, obtaining results that otherwise would have taken several months.. They expect to have another go at it with a more accurate model of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The Summit system has 220,800 CPU cores, 188,416,000 CUDA cores, 9.2PB of memory, and 250PB of mixed NVRAM/storage for the task.

Summit Joins the Fight Against the Coronavirus

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Message 96822 - Posted: 16 Mar 2020, 17:05:15 UTC - in response to Message 96489.  
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That is good news on Rosetta and Folding@Home, attempting to convince others to crunch that data.

FYI: The world's most powerful computer just spent a few days analyzing the Covid-19 virus, obtaining results that otherwise would have taken several months.. They expect to have another go at it with a more accurate model of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The Summit system has 220,800 CPU cores, 188,416,000 CUDA cores, 9.2PB of memory, and 250PB of mixed NVRAM/storage for the task.

Summit Joins the Fight Against the Coronavirus



Thing is, the most powerful supercomputer isn't used for Corona, and the fah network is amongst the 10 most powerful supercomputers in the world, in part thanks to the plentyful Nvidia GPUs.

The issue with boinc is that it's mostly not time based. Corona is time based, meaning they need results as fast as possible. Boinc is for those who can only crunch data a few times a week, or connect to the internet a few times a week to upload results.
Fah doesn't make sense for them.
Corona doesn't make sense for a boinc project, unless the deadline is like less than 24 hours; and in this case 24 hours is a long time.
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Message 96846 - Posted: 17 Mar 2020, 3:44:26 UTC

A list of the projects we're aware of is here.
Folding@Home is pushing a lot of COVID-19 work now if you can get it. Their servers are overwhelmed by all the compute power that's come online in the last few days. That's causing problems both getting and returning work, at least for GPU clients. Work assignment is also buggy, the client can get hung on a server that's not responding or issuing work and won't move on to another. I've set up exclusions in BOINC so that if my machine can't get FAH work, BOINC will resume. If you can put up with these quirks the work has run without any problems for me.
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Message 97148 - Posted: 28 Mar 2020, 11:27:08 UTC - in response to Message 96846.  

Hi

I'm back to boinc/fah for corona. I was with boinc at 2008 for few years. I't pity scientific projects is so bugy and working if it like to work. And.. not open source. After few days (few servers, few gpu was working) I suspend work. I'm not 100% sure my electricity and equipment is used in correct way

But is looks HUGE to see people around globe could make ew fah 767 977 TFLOPS. Compared eg Summit 148,600.0 TFLOPS and others

It's pity I have some spare cpu (sometimes few gpu) to be used

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Message 97155 - Posted: 28 Mar 2020, 17:25:13 UTC - in response to Message 96822.  

"The issue with boinc is that it's mostly not time based. Corona is time based, meaning they need results as fast as possible. Boinc is for those who can only crunch data a few times a week, or connect to the internet a few times a week to upload results."

That's not true. I have two machines running BOINC, and now with Rosetta, 24/7. I'm sure others do too.
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Message 97156 - Posted: 28 Mar 2020, 18:07:26 UTC - in response to Message 96822.  

Corona doesn't make sense for a boinc project, unless the deadline is like less than 24 hours; and in this case 24 hours is a long time.
Says the expert in everything and BOINC. I'd appreciate it if you'd start posting things like this as 'In my opinion..."

If they needed the results back within 24 hours, they'd use an in-house super computer. But since the medical companies don't all have that ability, BOINC and FAH are the next best choice. Rosetta has a deadline of just 7 days on their COVID-19 tasks, which is enough. The vaccine when found won't be on the market immediately anyway, that requires a lot of testing first.
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Message 97240 - Posted: 3 Apr 2020, 4:27:39 UTC - in response to Message 96182.  
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In addition to the previously mentioned projects (Rosetta, Folding*, https://Fold.it*,) IBM (through World Community Grid) will soon join research efforts with OpenPandemics https://www.ibm.org/OpenPandemics

Are there any projects working on the coronavirus? I would like to be a part of it. Thank you

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Message 97299 - Posted: 5 Apr 2020, 17:02:07 UTC
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I just saw the notice of World community grid as well!
OpenPandemics is joining IBM and WCG in an effort to find treatments against COVID 19.

More info here:
https://www.ibm.org/OpenPandemics

Subscribe at the bottom, and you'll be informed when the new project is ready!

On a side note, Folding at home only fights COVID 19 on CPU. So does Rosetta.
WCG also only runs CPU-only jobs.

To join World Community Grid, please visit their home page, and register!
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Message 97300 - Posted: 5 Apr 2020, 17:51:07 UTC - in response to Message 97299.  
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WCG also only runs CPU-only jobs.
WCG runs the computing platform, but they don't provide the science. They host other people's science.

If the Scripps Institute - who are the science partner for this IBM/WCG effort - code a GPU application, WCG will be ready and willing to host it.

https://www.scripps.edu/news-and-events/press-room/2020/20200401-OpenPandemics-covid19.html
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Message 97301 - Posted: 5 Apr 2020, 20:04:36 UTC - in response to Message 97300.  

WCG also only runs CPU-only jobs.
WCG runs the computing platform, but they don't provide the science. They host other people's science.

If the Scripps Institute - who are the science partner for this IBM/WCG effort - code a GPU application, WCG will be ready and willing to host it.

https://www.scripps.edu/news-and-events/press-room/2020/20200401-OpenPandemics-covid19.html



Correct, and Juan Hindo from WCG has said that they hope to get the GPU version of AutoDock (OpenCL) sometime in the future but there is no ETA.
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Message 97302 - Posted: 5 Apr 2020, 21:49:45 UTC - in response to Message 97301.  

Correct, and Juan Hindo from WCG has said that they hope to get the GPU version of AutoDock (OpenCL) sometime in the future but there is no ETA.

If you remember, the HCC (Help Conquer Cancer) project, a predecessor to MCM, had a GPU app.
https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/about_us/viewNewsArticle.do?articleId=210&post=-21035002_210&language=en_US
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Message 97304 - Posted: 6 Apr 2020, 1:58:05 UTC - in response to Message 97299.  

I...On a side note, Folding at home only fights COVID 19 on CPU....

According to the FAQ, GPU and CPU work is available, although my experience with GPU work it's almost impossible to get.

I'm maintaining a current list of projects with COVID-19 work here. Less publicized projects include Ralph@Home (test project for Rosetta) and BOINC@TACC. Work for these two is spotty at best and TACC has its own problems, but they're on the list if you want to try them.
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Message 97306 - Posted: 6 Apr 2020, 9:14:34 UTC - in response to Message 97302.  

Correct, and Juan Hindo from WCG has said that they hope to get the GPU version of AutoDock (OpenCL) sometime in the future but there is no ETA.

If you remember, the HCC (Help Conquer Cancer) project, a predecessor to MCM, had a GPU app.
https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/about_us/viewNewsArticle.do?articleId=210&post=-21035002_210&language=en_US


I do, although I had no capable GPU's at the time.
Hopefully GPU app comes soon after launch.
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Message 97307 - Posted: 6 Apr 2020, 9:53:49 UTC - in response to Message 97306.  

Hopefully GPU app comes soon after launch.
I'm sure apps will be developed to meet the needs of the science. Any other consideration is irrelevant.
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Message 97308 - Posted: 6 Apr 2020, 10:23:01 UTC - in response to Message 97307.  
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It already exists and was developed by members/former members of the Forli Lab, who are the people behind the OpenPandemics project, so hopefully within a few months, it's up and running.

https://twitter.com/ForliLab/status/1246284648528797698
https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/forums/wcg/viewthread_thread,42191_offset,75#623203
https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/forums/wcg/viewthread_thread,42230_offset,15#623215
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Message 97319 - Posted: 7 Apr 2020, 3:21:10 UTC

I have emailed WCG, in reference to older style GPUs (mostly AMD), when they will be supporting modern Nvidia GPUs, and they replied that there is no foreseeable deadline, or if they ever will support it.
From config, you can select AMD GPU, but I don't have one, so I don't know if AMD GPUs are supported.

They also have some very serious tasks some running more than 1 day on a 4Ghz core.
Those are the tasks you really want to assign to a GPU.
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Message 97328 - Posted: 7 Apr 2020, 9:03:59 UTC - in response to Message 97319.  

They also have some very serious tasks some running more than 1 day on a 4Ghz core.
Those are the tasks you really want to assign to a GPU.
Just because a task is taking so long on a CPU, doesn't mean it's capable of being run on a GPU. Not all science applications can be converted to CUDA or OpenCL (or Vulkan), due to the (proprietary) coding language used, due to memory constraints, or because internal testing has shown that it just doesn't work.

The coding could probably be gotten past with a BOINC wrapper. Or by running the main part of the calculations on the CPU and only some on the GPU.

Memory constraints, most GPUs still have only got 4GB of memory, some have 8GB, 11GB or 16GB. If you want anything more, you're talking several thousands or dollars/euros worth of dedicated co-processors, something projects won't ask of users.

The tasks run have to be converted to kernels that can be run on the GPU. Not everything can so easily be converted this way. Or when done it takes up way more than the memory amount of the GPU. Or it can only be done in Linux, for which you then need a VM to run it on other operating systems, but the VM makes it that the GPU cannot be used.

As for multi-threaded OpenCL, this can be run on the CPU as well. You can ask the project that they release an OpenCL application for CPU, which takes up all the cores of the CPU to calculate the task. Milkyway does this with their NBody application, which is multi-threaded (but not necessarily OpenCL).
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