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Message 96483 - Posted: 6 Mar 2020, 22:37:15 UTC

Rosetta@home, from the University of Washington, is using BOINC to model important coronavirus proteins.
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Message 96542 - Posted: 9 Mar 2020, 3:42:48 UTC - in response to Message 96483.  

Awesome!
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Message 96979 - Posted: 22 Mar 2020, 8:20:25 UTC - in response to Message 96483.  
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Hi, I tried folding@home too yesterday and can't seem to start it again this morning. Do you know o the differences between these two projects ? They seem to pursue the same goal (protein folding) through the same sort of means : distributed computing. Why is folding@home not included in BOINC ? It would be more practical, as BOINC has more options and seems more effective. Thanks. [self-edit : Ok I see this question has been brought up recetly on the forum; sorry I am new here, started only yesterday ! you can delete my post if you like].
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Message 97020 - Posted: 24 Mar 2020, 9:06:20 UTC - in response to Message 96979.  

Same here, there's been several days where I had no work units. A lot of entities are crunching for F@H which the research staff are grad students or volunteers and can't keep up with the demand for WUs. I deleted F@H and went back to BOINC, crunching only for Rosetta@home. I used to crunch for World Community Grid for 10 years but stopped as they're not supporting COVID-19 projects at this time.
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Message 97023 - Posted: 24 Mar 2020, 11:23:32 UTC - in response to Message 97020.  

As far as I understood is that the sudden influx of computers, going from 30K sustained to 400-500K almost overnight, has swamped FAH's network connection. Their servers can cope, they just don't have the bandwidth to send out the work and receive the results back in a fashionable manner.
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Message 97025 - Posted: 24 Mar 2020, 12:36:01 UTC - in response to Message 96979.  

I tried folding@home when the news first came out about them and corvid-19, I gave up after it crashed my system 3 times in as many days crunching just GPU tasks even at the min. settings. Waked up in the morning and have to cycle the machine. NOT GOOD. I would have tried Rosetta@home, but it seems that it doesn't use GPUs. Does anyone know who within the BOINC world is running these types of studies that have GPUs as an option for processing?
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Message 97045 - Posted: 25 Mar 2020, 10:35:41 UTC

I've suspended 3 out of 4 Projects and switched all 8 cores to Rosetta to help with the fight, number crunching fine.
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Message 97047 - Posted: 25 Mar 2020, 12:53:35 UTC

If you have a recent Nvidia card, you can run GPUGrid.
They will be getting some Covid-19 work units at some point.

But check the requirements.
http://www.gpugrid.net/forum_thread.php?id=5002
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Message 97086 - Posted: 26 Mar 2020, 19:23:35 UTC

Does anyone have any familiarity with running something like this from a virtual machine? I'm looking at setting up a VM and watching it to see how it performs.
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