Posts by Sir LanDroid

1) Message boards : Projects : Coronavirus projects? (Message 100509)
Posted 28 Aug 2020 by Sir LanDroid
Just received a message from the Ibercivis project. They have completed the first phase of their Covid run and expect to have a "pre print" scientific article in a few weeks. However they won't have additional work units until early October.
2) Message boards : Projects : Coronavirus projects? (Message 100307)
Posted 14 Aug 2020 by Sir LanDroid
See status update on Open Pandemics below. They are starting alpha testing of GPU work units.

3) Message boards : Projects : Coronavirus projects? (Message 98521)
Posted 15 May 2020 by Sir LanDroid
I checked memory requirements of a few work units, quite a difference.

Ibercivis 77 Mb
Open Pandemic 186 Mb
Rosetta Covid 700 Mb
Folding@Home Covid - maybe someone else can advise

If you're crunching multi-threads of Rosetta and finding your system bogging down (as I did even when Boinc is idle), try switching to the other projects.

4) Message boards : Projects : Rosetta or Folding@home? (Message 97654)
Posted 14 Apr 2020 by Sir LanDroid
Corona will be gone in a week or 3.
- ProDigit 3/20/20

OMG looking back a little over 3 weeks later, that quote certainly has not aged well! 8^ O

1,970,879 confirmed infected Covid-19
- 125,678 deaths
- 472,948 recovered
= 1,372,253 currently active cases globally (with very low rates of testing)
5) Message boards : Projects : Coronavirus projects? (Message 97398)
Posted 9 Apr 2020 by Sir LanDroid
Nick Name mentioned BOINC@TACC. Here's an article describing the University of Texas at El Paso’s School of Pharmacy running simulations through the Texas Advanced Computing Center, which this Boinc project supports.
UTEP School of Pharmacy developing COVID-19 Vaccine, drug treatments using supercomputing

Here's part of a Boinc@TACC thread on this project.

Main web page

6) Message boards : Projects : Coronavirus projects? (Message 96489)
Posted 7 Mar 2020 by Sir LanDroid
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

7) Message boards : Projects : Largest backlog? (Message 87380)
Posted 30 Jul 2018 by Sir LanDroid
I think that's an interesting way of determining where to put your resources. As far as World Community Grid, see link below summarizing 8 research projects and how far they have progressed. Listing a few examples indicating HUGE amounts of work yet to be done.

FightAids@Home Phase 2 - started September 2015 - 60% complete
Mapping Cancer Markers - started November 2013 - 61% complete
Childhood Cancer - started January 2017 - 53% complete

Ni! Ni!
8) Message boards : Projects : DrugDiscovery@Home UnDead? (Message 82032)
Posted 17 Oct 2017 by Sir LanDroid
As some of you already know, we just started testing of CUDA Gromacs application for Linux and Windows computers. To use it under Linux you should have Gromacs installed (apt-get install gromacs on Debian based systems).

Under Windows you should have Nvidia GPU with CUDA 2.3 capability and AVX256 capable CPU.

As apps are now under tests, only users with test applications enabled will get tasks. Also, ignore estimated running time reported by Manager as is currently set very high by me for testing purposes.

Lots of discussion about AVX in that thread. Good luck!

9) Message boards : Projects : List of BOINC statistics for each project webpages (Message 80054)
Posted 7 Aug 2017 by Sir LanDroid
Free-DC is another stat site.

10) Message boards : Projects : DrugDiscovery@Home UnDead? (Message 79990)
Posted 4 Aug 2017 by Sir LanDroid
Snagged some WUs in the last few days. Git ya some!

11) Message boards : Projects : B612, aka Orbit@Home (Message 79846)
Posted 30 Jul 2017 by Sir LanDroid
Links are allowed. ;)

Here's an article that summarizes what they're planning...

^Prevent the stomp!^
12) Message boards : Projects : DrugDiscovery@Home UnDead? (Message 79824)
Posted 28 Jul 2017 by Sir LanDroid
Wow that looks brutal, thanks for the info. I trust the new team, but perhaps we'll have to vet the project to make sure we're discovering new drugs, not "a scam project to collect money from investors." LOL...

The cryptocoins featured will be completely changed in near future but at this moment it isn't in our main scope.

What's up with that, a way to finance the project?
13) Message boards : Projects : Projects dead? (Message 79823)
Posted 28 Jul 2017 by Sir LanDroid
One way to check project status is to visit or BoincStats. Click on a project and you can see how many points it generated daily in the last 28 to 40 days (along with much more info if you click around). For example CAS@Home generated zero points in the last 40 days according to BoincStats.
14) Message boards : Projects : DrugDiscovery@Home UnDead? (Message 79805)
Posted 27 Jul 2017 by Sir LanDroid
After few months and loads of discussion about future of our project we decide that project will be continued in a bit changed team.

15) Message boards : Projects : News on Project Outages (Message 59576)
Posted 13 Jan 2015 by Sir LanDroid
Einstein uploads are actually kinda-sorta working. Here's advice from a Forum Admin (from the thread Dr. Who Fan provided). Takes longer than he suggests, about 20+ minutes to upload about 50 of 'em.
Open BOINC Manager at the transfers tab. Select them all by clicking the first one and then shift-clicking the last one. Click the "retry now" button. If the process stalls, or if a significant number of the entries reverts to "retrying in ..." just click the retry button again. Rinse and repeat until the entire list has cleared. This might take several minutes for a particularly long list of stuck transfers but the entire list cam be cleared this way.

Gary Roberts
Forum moderator

16) Message boards : Projects : Similarity Matrix of Proteins (Message 58643)
Posted 13 Dec 2014 by Sir LanDroid
The last workunits for SIMAP are currently distributed. We assume about 5 days of work distribution left. Beyond these, there will be no more work in this project. Thanks to all of you for crunching protein similarities.

Best wishes

You are officialy correct, noderaser.
17) Message boards : Projects : Similarity Matrix of Proteins (Message 58455)
Posted 6 Dec 2014 by Sir LanDroid
SIMAP will leave BOINC by end of 2014 SIMAP is currently moving towards new algorithms for similarity calculations and scoring. After extensive tests and evaluations during the last months it turned out that the best way to continue SIMAP will be to use dedicated local hardware in our institute. SIMAP will therefore use BOINC only to maintain the current SIMAP database until the end of 2014. BOINC clients for the new SIMAP database will not be released and there will be no workunits for SIMAP after 2014. After 10 very successful years of SIMAP within BOINC this decision was not an easy one for us. However, we thank all users for their support in the past and in the upcoming last period until the end of the year.

Just a reminder there are only 3 1/2 weeks left to crunch this project before it closes. Shall we send Simap off with a major crunch-fest? The Knights Who Say Ni! made this Project of the Month for December.
(Sorry, I couldn't bump the previous thread for unknown reasons.)

18) Message boards : Projects : Is Volpex dead? (Message 57473)
Posted 8 Nov 2014 by Sir LanDroid
Looking closer, I've been snagging about 1 WU every week to 10 days for about 2 months. So stay attached to this project, I expect every lil' bit helps at this stage. Shrubbing a large WU now...

19) Message boards : Projects : Is Volpex dead? (Message 57069)
Posted 25 Oct 2014 by Sir LanDroid
upload/download server volpexathome Disabled
Tasks ready to send 0

I hope VolPex gets their act together soon. If I understand it correctly, this could be an important project that opens up Boinc to apps that allow interaction between WUs on different computers. (WUs communicate by transferring info back and forth to a central server, not directly to each other.)

20) Message boards : Projects : OProject@Home (Message 55760)
Posted 31 Aug 2014 by Sir LanDroid
No contact since 2014-07-25. Anybody has any information?

OProject announced they would be down until 10/8/2014, returning with a brand new faster server. However that date format is ambiguous: since August 10 has come and gone, evidently OProject will be down until October 8 2014.

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