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Want to help scientific research? (CFI Distributed Computing Teams)
Posted: 25 September 2009 04:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Jackson - 24 September 2009 04:52 PM
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If you do decide to join, remember to pool your results with the CFI group. Our homepage (with only two members so far!) is HERE.

OK I’ll make it three…

Cool! Thanks!

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Posted: 22 October 2009 04:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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I signed up.

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Posted: 22 October 2009 07:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Some Guy - 22 October 2009 04:17 PM

I signed up.

Thanks!

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Posted: 15 November 2009 03:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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We have seven members signed up now ... We got a late start so our total input is relatively far behind, but our recent credits look good.

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Posted: 27 November 2009 04:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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This is an excellent way to assist with real science.  There are a number of projects that are available - I run about 5 simultaneously on my machine.  Information about all of them is available.  And it is a good way to use spare CPU capacity:  it’s amazing how underused our modern computers are even when we are “using” them all the time.

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Posted: 28 November 2009 02:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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I’ve been running Boinc for years and Seti’s software before that, mostly to ease my guilt about not being an actual scientist…it’s a great way to contribute if you (like me) have no real knowledge or skills.  grin

As soon as I figure out how to do it, I’ll switch over to CFI’s group.

As a bonus, you can set Boinc to be the screen saver.  Each project you join has a different visualization that goes with it and people ask me all the time what they are, so it’s a great conversation starter too!

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Posted: 16 December 2009 07:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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dougsmith - 10 July 2009 07:22 AM

I’ve signed up for rosetta@home, which is a protein folding project, .....


I was thinking about this while untangling the Xmas lights this year…..

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Posted: 01 January 2010 07:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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dougsmith - 10 July 2009 07:22 AM

CFI has a group under UC Berkeley’s BOINC project, donating unused computer clock cycles to distributed computing projects in science. I’ve signed up for rosetta@home, which is a protein folding project, along the lines of SETI@home which is also hosted on BOINC.

Read more about it through the BOINC website. You have to download a small program that installs the distributed computing software on your PC or Mac. (It works VERY smoothly on my Mac). You can turn it on and off at will, and it comes with an uninstall program as well if for some reason you get tired of it.

If you decide to sign up, you can join the CFI team HERE!

There seems to be a problem with the Rosetta site downloading “work units”
http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/forum_thread.php?id=5200

Aren’t the rest of you having a problem as well?

Maybe we should discuss switching to climate predition or SETI.

Happy New Year!
Jackson

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Posted: 01 January 2010 08:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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I expect that this is an issue of work units getting used up at the end of winter vacation, or the like, and that nobody’s around the office to check up on these things. I’m inclined to give them awhile—there have been a couple of times in the past where the same thing happened, but got cleared up after a few days.

If it continues for a week or two after the new year’s break is over, I’ll reconsider.

Of course, if you feel more comfortable switching to a different project, feel free.

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Posted: 03 January 2010 02:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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dougsmith - 01 January 2010 08:52 AM

I expect that this is an issue of work units getting used up at the end of winter vacation, or the like, and that nobody’s around the office to check up on these things. I’m inclined to give them awhile—there have been a couple of times in the past where the same thing happened, but got cleared up after a few days.

If it continues for a week or two after the new year’s break is over, I’ll reconsider.

Of course, if you feel more comfortable switching to a different project, feel free.

let me know if you find it has started working….

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Posted: 03 January 2010 03:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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Jackson - 03 January 2010 02:59 PM

let me know if you find it has started working….

I wouldn’t expect any movement on that front until people get back to work after the break. That’s to say, sometime this coming week. We’ll see.

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Posted: 07 January 2010 02:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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FYI: Rosetta seems to be working again. The thread on their forum appears to support the notion that this was an issue with the system running out of workflow (and people to respond) during the winter break.

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Posted: 28 June 2010 10:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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SETI’s pretty cool I started about 5 years ago on a dual P3 system, back then my work units took 6 - 8 hours at a time, now I complete 4 - 6 in about 45 mins.

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Posted: 28 June 2010 11:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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Yeah, SETI’s excellent as well. I chose the protein folding experiment however because it’s more likely to have a quicker useful result ... no telling with SETI.

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Posted: 16 July 2010 06:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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This and the following posts on this off-topic discussion are being moved to “Resident Troll” in General Discussion.

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