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Message 14122 - Posted 19 Apr 2006 18:39:34 UTC

The rest of my BOINC projects presently say "no new work"... here's some reasons,

Why Rosetta gets my crunch time:

10) Runs on Mac and Linux too. Everyone can help.

9) Winning CASP team, I like being a part of a winning team.

8) If your in to credits and on a team, the project is new enough it's not as hard to climb to the top spots.

7) Work always ready for download from top notch servers, no lost crunch time waiting for work.

6) Helpful message board community

5) Dr. Baker gives science updates personally.

4) Active and responsive project team.

3) Graphics help you understand how it works.

2) *I* control how long I want each work unit to run.

1) Compelling mission, technology that could basically wipe out disease as we know it!

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Message 14882 - Posted 28 Apr 2006 15:51:10 UTC
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Why Rosetta gets my crunch time:

1. Cutting edge research!
2. Potential live saving long-term-goals and concrete short-term-goals!
3. Competition in CASP7 with the winning team!
4. Detailed science updates and transparency what's done!
5. Nice and responsive project team!
6. User setable length of Work units!
7. Nice and active community!
8. No outages - work always available!
9. Scientifically renowned project leader!
10. Nice screensaver!

Perhaps we can make a page with serveral such 10 reasons why...
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Message 14965 - Posted 29 Apr 2006 5:28:41 UTC

Humm i dont have a top 10 but here is a thouhgt. My main reason for doing this is to help increase our understanding of protiens and how they can be used to make the human condistion better for all of us. Would be super to see a cure or a drug that would help the suffering that is going on throught the world. But thna agian even if we never find any of those great things just the work that we do here will help out some where else in the future
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Message 15411 - Posted 3 May 2006 14:54:29 UTC
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There are a lot of very good reasons for anyone to install BOINC and run Rosetta@home. Besides simply being the best project in the current group of BOINC distributed computing projects, My list would include (in no particular order)-

    1) Possibility of understanding how and why proteins can cause disease
    2) The possibility of discovering new ways to treat serious illness
    3) Advance the general level of human knowledge
    4) Assist in the development of distributed computing and new computing tools applicable to a broad range of research
    5) Increase my own personal knowledge and understanding of biological science
    6) The communication and information flow between the project team and the user community is better at Rosetta than any other project
    7) The project is "alive", and new information is posted all the time to keep people informed about how their computers are being used and where the project is going.
    8) The projects willingness to incorporate user ideas into the project and their responsiveness to users requesting help in the forums
    9) The opportunity to participate in creating the next version of the software by running RALPH@home along side of Rosetta@home.
    10) The project site and Forums are not so different form other BOINC projects that users can't find what they need



This project stands out among other BOINC projects because of the information flow from the project to the users. Many other projects provide no information updates of any kind, but at Rosetta it is actually difficult to keep up with all the new information updates.

On many BOINC projects pleas for help from users are actually ignored. That never happens at Rosetta. When users ask for help on the Forums, it is rarely longer than 30 minutes before a project team member, Moderator, or System Administrator responds to help.

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Message 15895 - Posted 11 May 2006 6:33:22 UTC

10 Reasons, I only need ONE

I am a long term sufferer of ME/CFS

Anything that can help lead to a cure is a necessity for millions wordwide.

Keep on crunching Rosetta :)

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Message 16147 - Posted 13 May 2006 8:55:50 UTC

My top 10 reasons:

10) Rosetta is a cool name for the project and it has a nice logo too!

9) Credit allocated immediately
8) Work Units always available
7) Can set WU time to match your preferences

6) Responsive and helpful forum community
5) Knowledgeable forum moderators
4) Regular updates direct from the Science team


3) Ability to help in development via RALPH
2) Top notch scientific project
1) Contribution to a worthwhile cause: disease research

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Message 16205 - Posted 14 May 2006 1:12:30 UTC

#10. Malaria is spreading and we have to have an answer.
#09. Anthrax may be used on someone you care about.
#08. I've lost too many friends to HIV
#07. My mother-in-law has Alzheimer's and so does my brother-in-law's father
#06. My husband is a melanoma survivor, daughter has 50/50 chance of developing
#05. My brother-in-law has Prostate Cancer
#04. My Step-father-in-law has Prostate Cancer and just lost a cancerous kidney
#03. My Uncle died from Prostate Cancer. He also had Alzheimer's
#02. I have Hashimoto's thyroiditis and other immune system problems
#01. It makes me feel like I'm contributing
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Message 16247 - Posted 14 May 2006 12:22:30 UTC

My 10 reasons for number crunchin' for R@H, in no particular order...

10) It can help with finding cures for various health issues (ie. AIDS,
Alzheimers, etc.).
9) It's a full time job.
8) The computer does all the work for you.
7) You can compete for the highest score (if that's your thing. If not,
then you can see where you stand with the rest of the world).
6) Deadlines are easy to meet.
5) There are no bosses looking over your shoulder.
4) There is potential for expansion (ie. could look for four or five
specific things).
3) The graphics are spiffy.
2) Encourages for an individual to learn (got me curious as to how proteins
actually works).
1) If your a Biologist, it'll look good on a resume.

Unfortunately, I could go on and on for another 10345724590237456234 bazzilion reasons for Rosetta, but that would take forever. That, and it only calls for ten.

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Message 16260 - Posted 14 May 2006 15:58:48 UTC

1) Protein structure prediction, as well as protein design and docking, offer potential for breakthroughs in medicine and treatments for myriad diseases
2) The Rosetta approach seems very promising, as shown in previous biannual CASP experiments it's one of the most successful prediction pipelines available today
3) International (scientists from all over the world) project team
4) The research, i.e. the Rosetta software itself, is being made freely available to the academic community. And it's already used by others (like HPF/WCG) so there is a multiplier effect.
5) Project team is very transparent and responsive, with very little effort one can monitor daily progress and actually understand what it's all about, what his own PC is doing and benchmark results in Top Prediction.
6) No wasting of crunchers' CPU time (initial replication=1, quorum=1), even if it affects accurate crediting for the time being
7) Variable run-time work-units, allowing one to drastically reduce Internet traffic
8) Friendly and active community
9) Nice graphics screensaver
10) Gave me incentive to learn more about computational biology
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Message 16364 - Posted 16 May 2006 4:38:55 UTC

The 10 reasons I crunch Rosetta@Home:

1. You can help the scientists to find out the structures of proteins.
2. You can help the scientists to find out and cure human's diseases.
3. The computer can contribute CPU time on running Rosetta@Home when it is in idle.
4. You can get some credits when your computer finishes a workunit.
5. You can arrange when your computer runs Rosetta@Home by using BONIC.
6. You can see how your computer progresses in a workunit when running Rosetta@Home.
7. The program of Rosetta@Home updates more frequently then other BONIC projects.
8. I like to research biology.
9. You can join your favorite project team of Rosetta@Home.
10. You can predict the structures and energy of proteins with your computer.

And so more....
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Message 16383 - Posted 16 May 2006 13:11:10 UTC

10. Friendly community
9. Ability to control how long you crunch each WU
8. Awesome admin feedback
7. I love biology
6. Credits granted immediately
5. Cool graphics
4. No wasted CPU cycles
3. Constantly changing approach to the science
2. Did I mention the awesome community and feedback?
1. Help change the future of medicine


PS: I did Imention the great community and admin????

Kathryn

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Message 16748 - Posted 21 May 2006 12:04:57 UTC

Here's a top 5....

5. It's the most cutting edge science ever seen that ordinary people can contribute to.

4. It will ultimately help those in my own family.

3. The Scientists communicate and respond to the entire group of volunteers.

2. Good natured contributors come together and form their own communities...

1. Well, 'Gosh, darnit!'....It just makes you feel good....
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Message 17634 - Posted 5 Jun 2006 3:02:32 UTC

My dad has just suffered a bout of cancer. And as my profile says my computer is on so if it can be used to advance medicine and help people then that absolutely fantastic
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Message 17734 - Posted 6 Jun 2006 3:40:26 UTC

Here are some reasons why I am contributing.

1. My Dad recently sufferred a bout with cancer. He was lucky and got over it. My grandfather, on the other hand, lost. That was over 5 years ago. In a way, I do it to honor his memory as I was never particular close with him.

2. I am an engineer and always too screamish of blood to have become a doctor to help others. This is my way of helping.
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Message 17791 - Posted 6 Jun 2006 14:26:42 UTC

1. My grandmother and some friends had cancer
2. Looking to help humanity do some good
3. Put my computer(s) to work when they are idle
4. Easy to be involved
5. Screen Saver looks cool and runs good
6. Genious Idea
7. Friendly Community
8. It's a screen saver
9. Help to start the revolution of communal computing power.
10. To offer help when I am not physically doing anything - My computer is! ;)
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Message 18051 - Posted 8 Jun 2006 3:22:10 UTC

BASICLY: to do something good!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Message 18255 - Posted 9 Jun 2006 11:15:43 UTC
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1. A friend of mine died of cancer at 37. He was a former NIH scholarship holder in the research on cures and vaccines for HIV and was a brilliant scientist (which is why he got that sholarship). So I partly do it for him, he would have loved the project.

2. I am a chemist who has himself been in a very mathematical part of science (crystal structure determination). In the neighbouring lab, there were two guys which most of us thought to be a little odd and cracked up. They were trying to predict the structures of short metal complexes that were designed to look like the active centers of enzymes and wanted to emulate those enzymes' functionality. Weird with that PC power we had back then (486s) and often it took weeks just to do one calculation and just to find out something had gone "ploink". Looks like these things are not so weird anymore, and maybe I'd like to work off a little of the time I'll spend in purgatory by already now acknowledging that, maybe, those guys weren't so weird at all.

Further reasons are more or less equal to everybody elses.
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Message 18837 - Posted 17 Jun 2006 4:00:20 UTC

ok reasons

1 - it costs NOTHING and helps
2 - a good freind of mine recently died of bowel cancer i mourn the loss
3 - one pc at least is on 24/7 why not have them do something usefull
4 - do i need more reasons
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Message 19043 - Posted 21 Jun 2006 8:11:30 UTC

Apart from all the other (obvious) reasons stated above (cure for human diseases, benefit for humanity, etc), I have to confess to a rather deep green, anti-waste streak to my thinking. Crunching Rosetta saves wasting idle computer time.
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Message 19048 - Posted 21 Jun 2006 11:44:04 UTC - in response to Message ID 19043.
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It really costs nothing to participate, just a little donation of CPU time, and we all can do that.
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Message 19049 - Posted 21 Jun 2006 11:45:47 UTC - in response to Message ID 19048.

It's a good a reason as any....I just like the idea that we all can participate in some way in helping to find cures for diseases that have affected most of us in some way. I believe cancer will still be eradicated , along with aids and alzheimers within the next 10-15 years.
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Message 19924 - Posted 8 Jul 2006 11:15:21 UTC

Hellol from Portland Oregon.... I'm here becasue I have full blown AIDS. I have had AIDS for 29 years since I was a young EMT in the field. I grew up in San Francisco where I watched friends, lovers and people in general die by the thousands. it was truly an halocaust. Nothing less.The tragic thing is the government didn't say a word about it for 7 years so no one believed it was happeniing. It was Ronald Regan at the time. It is what I call murder through omission. Every friend I have ever known..gone. To date very little has been done to figure this virus out. I am placing my bets on Rosetta@home. This is a graet way to participate in research simply by letting Rosetta reside on my computer. It will make a difference someday.
I hope I live long enough to see some real help for this disease. Oh by the way. I have been with my Gay partner for 16 years. We have no way to protect our assets from the government should one of us die unless we can marry. 65% of all hereto marriges end in divorce. How many of you heteros can honsetly say you have been in a monogomous relationship for 16 glorious years? Because of Rosetta they will find a cure, and I will live long enough to someday marry the person I love and hopefully grow to be an old man.
Cheers, Bill

Please forgive the spelling errors, it is late at night. will fix later. Smile!
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Message 19928 - Posted 8 Jul 2006 13:44:39 UTC

its really hard to come up with a list of "the ten top reasons" so im not going to but some reasons i crunch are

1) i have been deployed at sea for 1 month now. my computers are all running fine and crunching without me.
2) this seems to me to be the best of the help find a cure site.
3) it gives me something to talk about aboard ship with other people and try to convince them (next time we get inport) to run it on there computers
4) I want to make sure there is a cure for whatever will try to kill me before it gets a chance to try to kill me.

Well time to head off to watch. good luck all
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Message 19953 - Posted 9 Jul 2006 16:18:52 UTC

I don't have ten reasons, only one. I had a cancer three years ago and I received a very hard treatment, very difficult to endure. I’m alive, alive. If CPU time can help to find new drugs, to understand the actions of proteins, to save lives, it’s my duty;
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Message 21526 - Posted 1 Aug 2006 4:52:12 UTC

1. Being an egyptophile, I couldn't ignore the rosetta stone reference.
2. The graphics are awesome and sometimes even artistically pretty. I also like being able to turn them around and play with them on screen.
3. It runs faster than seti ever could on my machine.
4. Users who find the lowest energy level are actually given. This feature is tops IMO, it makes the project personal!

You guys rock, keep up the great work.

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Message 23158 - Posted 18 Aug 2006 21:10:38 UTC - in response to Message ID 14122.

can i wrote 10 reasons in russian?
couze i don't know english well, but i want tell to people, why i joint project!
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Message 23169 - Posted 18 Aug 2006 21:51:45 UTC - in response to Message ID 23158.
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can i wrote 10 reasons in russian?
couze i don't know english well, but i want tell to people, why i joint project!


Da!

Spasibo.

We'll find someone to translate.

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BTW, I don't really speak Russian. You've just seen two thirds of all I know. :)
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Message 23381 - Posted 19 Aug 2006 9:04:09 UTC - in response to Message ID 23158.

can i wrote 10 reasons in russian?
couze i don't know english well, but i want tell to people, why i joint project!


Davai, ja perevozhu!
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Message 23386 - Posted 19 Aug 2006 9:39:07 UTC

Dropped SETI for the attitude and switched to Rosetta for the science.

Everything I have is on Rosetta hope it helps someone.
My ten reasons for running Rosetta are,

The first ten people that can be helped from this science.

Then the next ten and the next ten and.........

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Message 24795 - Posted 25 Aug 2006 1:29:13 UTC

I don't have ten reasons. I only have one.

A couple of weeks ago, my beloved mother passed away at 56 years young from a very lethal and devastating disease that we all have heard of or are familiar with. What was this disease you ask?

Cancer.

Ovarian cancer to be exact.

It is said that 80% of women who discover they have this horrible condition will not survive. This is much too high a percentage. Wouldn't you agree?

But this is what I do to help and this is where we all can help: donate some CPU time.

By simply donating your CPU-resources overnight, you can definately help physicians and scientists and chemists come up with treatments and possibly even vaccines and cures for this horrible condition. But not only this one, but to others as well.

AIDS, Parkinsons Disease, Leukemea (sp?), and all sorts of other cancers can be abolished or at least more easily treatable if more of us donate CPU time from our computers.

Kudos R@H. Thank you for letting me help.


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Message 25847 - Posted 1 Sep 2006 19:40:40 UTC

I have my 10 reasons here... (i didn't come in here wiht 10 reasons but hopefully by the time i'm done righting the ones i already have i'll think of enough)

1. to save peoples lives in general.

2. to possiblely save my life if i am at one point in my life diagnosed with some horrible disease like ecoli. (btw does rosetta research ecoli? and did i spell ecoli correctly? plz send answer to checkmate9@mchsi.com cus i'm not gonna end up coming back to this topic)

3. I know a person that was diagnosed with a brain cancer. and have thus been told how horrible it is and i know how highly crippling it is.

4. this is one of the most effeceint ways of charity, only a minute amount on the energy bill and my computer gets to crunch numbers for hours.

5. if we find a cure for everything, there will be less threat of biological warfare due to it's ineffectiveness. this would allow some casualties in wars to die more quickly and with less pain than before.

6. if you can think of 5 reasons for something, that in itself is a good reason.

7. each reason is a very powerful reason, so this to should count for a reason

8. i'm running out of ideas for reasons.

9. no really i'm not sure if i can think of anything else.

10. (insert un-listed reason here)
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Message 26781 - Posted 14 Sep 2006 21:44:58 UTC - in response to Message ID 14122.
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The rest of my BOINC projects presently say "no new work"... here's some reasons,

Why Rosetta gets my crunch time:

10) Runs on Mac and Linux too. Everyone can help.

9) Winning CASP team, I like being a part of a winning team.

8) If your in to credits and on a team, the project is new enough it's not as hard to climb to the top spots.

7) Work always ready for download from top notch servers, no lost crunch time waiting for work.

6) Helpful message board community

5) Dr. Baker gives science updates personally.

4) Active and responsive project team.

3) Graphics help you understand how it works.

2) *I* control how long I want each work unit to run.

1) Compelling mission, technology that could basically wipe out disease as we know it!


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Message 28164 - Posted 22 Sep 2006 9:12:23 UTC

I like the science involved here. I highly doubt ET will arrive anytime soon bearing gifts of cures for all of humanities woes.
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Message 28269 - Posted 23 Sep 2006 15:35:59 UTC

Let's see if I get it splitted in 10 reasons:

7 It was one of the first BOINC projects, so I started it
6 It's a reliable supplier of WUs
5 The target runtime is a great asset
4 The "prediction of the day" on the main page
3 They have (nearly) solved the credit problem
2 Finding cures is more fun then finding aliens
1 They do great science and talk about it here

That's just 7, but I don't want to split some of them, just to reach the number of 10.
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Message 28802 - Posted 2 Oct 2006 4:19:11 UTC

The top TEN reasons to run Rosetta@Home:

#10 - Teach your new core duo processors some teamwork!
#9 - Liven up your activity monitor
#8 - Help justify the $$ you spent on that new iMac
#7 - Provide some karmic balance for your thousand hours of WoW
#6 - The file names are really, really cool
#5 - Make your cell phone jealous
#4 - Increase your nerd street cred
#3 - Keep your computer occupied while you're engaged in unecessary activities, like sleeping
#2 - All that folding is like some kind of biological origami

and, the #1 reason to run Rosetta@Home -

The next time you're told to do your homework, you can say "What, shut down Rosetta@home and prolong human suffering for the sake of a term paper on the digestive system of an earthworm?!? No Way!"

<grin>
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Message 33846 - Posted 31 Dec 2006 20:21:42 UTC

The Top Ten Reasons To Run Rosetta@Home:

10) Sound more intelligent when I throw around phrases like ‘Linear Polymer Molecules.’
9) Keeps my computer busy so it won’t have time to plot against me, like my evil microwave does when I’m asleep.
8) Allocated credit can be used to pay off holiday Visa bills in some areas!
7) Become millionaire after I discover amino acid sequence for Cheese Whiz.
6) Protein folding? I thought it was Playboy center-folding.
5) Thought this would be best way to avoid the common cold and flu season.
4) A Mariachi band, a bottle of tequila and some incriminating photos. Enough said…
3) Already filled up 100 Gigabyte disk with porn.
2) Pretty screensaver’s got those flying toasters beat hands down.

… And the number one reason to run Rosetta@Home...

1) Cheap way to meet hot computer babes!

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Message 34095 - Posted 4 Jan 2007 17:16:49 UTC

10 More reasons:

10) Number crunching is inevidable.
9) Learn how to manipulate proteins.
8) Message boards is a cool social ground.
7) If on a laptop, you could BOINC anywhere in the home (including the
bathroom).
6) Learn how to be a geek in three easy steps.
5) Drinking and BOINC'ing is not a crime in most countries.
4) Encourages geeks like me to upgrade my computer system.
3) Rosetta@home can be a spectator sport, only without the sport.
2) People are more impressed when you're doing a biochemistry project.

And the #1 reason to do Rosetta@home:

1) Cranking numbers is a bit of a turn-on.
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Message 34578 - Posted 12 Jan 2007 15:41:29 UTC

Well my dream is to be a bio-scientist so i do this for myself someway...

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Message 35020 - Posted 18 Jan 2007 14:41:49 UTC

Here are the 10 reasons I run this project:

1. One of my machines predicted the lowest energy structure for a work unit (I was once known as Electrolyte), so I know my CPUs are not being wasted.
2. Can change the times of how long you want work units to go on for.
3. Fantastic contact between the project team and it's users.
4. The research is very important.
5. The client software is highly stable.
6. When help is needed, you get it from many different people.
7. Very friendly community.
8. Multiple operating system capability, good for a wide-range of computers.
9. Dr. Baker personally giving updates about how the project is going.
10. Screen saver is very useful at understanding what is happening in the work unit.

..and because of these 10 reasons, I will be taking part in Rosetta@Home for as long as it's running.
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Message 36959 - Posted 19 Feb 2007 5:14:31 UTC

Helps me to support my local power company!
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Message 37145 - Posted 23 Feb 2007 15:39:17 UTC

I crunch R@H because it will help humanity. The results, when fine tuned, will allow scientists to use the data to create better medicines and treatment regimens.

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Message 37516 - Posted 6 Mar 2007 8:43:02 UTC

I hope it will help to find new cures

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Message 37544 - Posted 6 Mar 2007 18:49:00 UTC
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Its all about jobs and then helping sick people ;)
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Message 38708 - Posted 30 Mar 2007 1:35:44 UTC

Cancer
AIDS
Systemic Lupus
Alzheimers
Diabetes
Heart disease
Nephritis
ALS
Leukemia
Farbers

thats just to name a few
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Message 39036 - Posted 5 Apr 2007 6:27:40 UTC

My Reasons For Crunching Rosetta

10) It runs on Macs.
9) I choose how long work units run for as well as how much disk space I designate to the project.
8) I can contribute to the world of medical science by simply having my mac do some positive work while I'm away from it.
7) The screensaver starts conversations and even encourages others to join in.
6) It puts perspective in my life and I realise that I'm quite lucky to be healthy.
5) It would be great to have a cure for diseases and conditions that take loved ones from us leaving us to heal with time.
4) My cousin was diagnosed with cancer when he was 2 and a half years old. After bouts of chemotherapy, he has been given the all clear. Chemo isn't a kind treatment, to see it on a young child is heartbreaking. I'd never felt so helpless.
3) It's a fantastically warm community to be part of with communication between researchers, mods and volunteers.
2) It's free.
1) I can help save the world while being asleep. That's pretty nifty.

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Message 39358 - Posted 13 Apr 2007 19:20:39 UTC - in response to Message ID 39036.

My Reasons For Crunching Rosetta

10) It runs on Macs.
9) I choose how long work units run for as well as how much disk space I designate to the project.
8) I can contribute to the world of medical science by simply having my mac do some positive work while I'm away from it.
7) The screensaver starts conversations and even encourages others to join in.
6) It puts perspective in my life and I realise that I'm quite lucky to be healthy.
5) It would be great to have a cure for diseases and conditions that take loved ones from us leaving us to heal with time.
4) My cousin was diagnosed with cancer when he was 2 and a half years old. After bouts of chemotherapy, he has been given the all clear. Chemo isn't a kind treatment, to see it on a young child is heartbreaking. I'd never felt so helpless.
3) It's a fantastically warm community to be part of with communication between researchers, mods and volunteers.
2) It's free.
1) I can help save the world while being asleep. That's pretty nifty.

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Message 40396 - Posted 6 May 2007 3:32:18 UTC

Hello Feet1st,

I think the time you dedicate to this project is immense. I learned a lot from your posts, and I can tell that you care a lot about this project. Your threads are very descriptive and have pulled me to the project. Thanks!
(No specific order)
1) The screensaver interests me.
2) I am helping science - nice fuzzy feeling inside.
3) I know what i'm researching.
4) Administrators and users give constant updates.
5) Unlike SETI, outcome is very useful.
6) Very helpful community
7) Never runs out of work
8) Can set the amount of time per WU
9) Very descriptive website
10) People willing to help.

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Message 40511 - Posted 8 May 2007 4:14:43 UTC

I must emulate the sentiments of my fellow crunching colleagues that have stated the 10 reasons before me.

Would like to add some for myself, I crunch for Rosetta because I believe in this project wholeheartedly. Of the many plethora of distributed computing projects available this I believe is the most important. Therefore I have decided to throw my computing might, limited as it may be :), to this project. May God bless your efforts and the cures be found speedily for the terrible afflictions that plague the world today. Long and prosperous life to you all. May it be blessed.

Antony
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Message 40587 - Posted 9 May 2007 12:03:33 UTC

Despite biology not being my best science (more of an astronomy/physics/maths type), helping science in general is important, here are my reasons:

1. My father died of cancer.
2. My grandfather died of Alzheimer's.
3. Research is important in any field of science.
4. Everyone can help.
5. Computers are more efficiently used
6. Disease can be wiped out.
7. A better understanding of the building blocks of life
8. Nice and friendly community
9. Regular updates about the status of the project
10. Responsible scientific team


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Message 41033 - Posted 15 May 2007 20:35:40 UTC - in response to Message ID 40511.

I must emulate the sentiments of my fellow crunching colleagues that have stated the 10 reasons before me.

Would like to add some for myself, I crunch for Rosetta because I believe in this project wholeheartedly. Of the many plethora of distributed computing projects available this I believe is the most important. Therefore I have decided to throw my computing might, limited as it may be :), to this project. May God bless your efforts and the cures be found speedily for the terrible afflictions that plague the world today. Long and prosperous life to you all. May it be blessed.

Antony


Wow Antony,
You hit the nail on the head, struck a cord with me "as you were".
This experiment, if it can save but, 1 life. It is worth our Collabrative effort.
Sincerely

Doug

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Message 41325 - Posted 22 May 2007 20:33:53 UTC - in response to Message ID 40587.

your top 10 are similar to my top 10
just the top 2/3 are different

1)mother in law died of abdominal cancer that went to her bones and organs after 14 years of fighting.

2a)grandmother died of old age and manic depression combo. her condition was dependent on lithium levels and other chemistry.

2b)grandfather (same family line) died of Parkinson's and old age.


Despite biology not being my best science (more of an astronomy/physics/maths type), helping science in general is important, here are my reasons:

1. My father died of cancer.
2. My grandfather died of Alzheimer's.
3. Research is important in any field of science.
4. Everyone can help.
5. Computers are more efficiently used
6. Disease can be wiped out.
7. A better understanding of the building blocks of life
8. Nice and friendly community
9. Regular updates about the status of the project
10. Responsible scientific team



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Message 41329 - Posted 23 May 2007 2:31:09 UTC
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Well, we have at least 6 good reasons.....the health of our grandkids. (see avatar) Maybe us too if we are lucky!....cheers, Rog.
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Message 41393 - Posted 24 May 2007 14:49:01 UTC - in response to Message ID 41329.

well we know the young girls will be protected against 4 forms of cervical cancer and genital warts. so the computers are doing something good.

Well, we have at least 6 good reasons.....the health of our grandkids. (see avatar) Maybe us too if we are lucky!....cheers, Rog.


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Message 41623 - Posted 30 May 2007 1:49:14 UTC

10 reasons I crunch.

1. I have Type 1 diabetes.
2. My kid brother has Type 1 diabetes.
3. My friend Anita has Type 1 diabetes.
4. My friend Allison has Type 1 diabetes.
5. My friend George has Type 1 diabetes.
6. My friend Manny has Type 1 diabetes.
7. My friend Scott has Type 1 diabetes.
8. My friend Sandra's son has Type 1 diabetes.
9. My friend Sara has Type 1 diabetes.
10. My friend Paige's daughter has Type 1 diabetes.
and so on.

This is a kids disease. But we all gave up being kids a long time ago.

Bernard Farrell
http://www.active.com/donate/bikethemiles/BernardF


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Message 41630 - Posted 30 May 2007 7:06:17 UTC

My 10 reasons for crunching Rosetta:

1: My belief that major Breakthroughs come through long hard years in the trenches developing programs like Rosetta.

2: My Brother is a Type one Diabetic and just recenctly contracted a Staff infection from a Dialysis Machine and lost the use of his legs plus a four month stay in the Hosipital.

3: My father died of Cancer. When he was in the last stages of the disease all they had to offer was some Hormone, that did not work.

4: I like to see a computer actually doing what a computer was intended to do.

5: The Graphics are Cool.

6: I would like to see the Sequenced Human Genome Morph into an actual Human Protome. So Some real good could start coming from such a huge effort.

7: The Baker Lab needs the help.

8: I like to gain points to better my world BOINC standing.

9: There is no intelligent life beyond Earth so SETI@Home was no longer Cool.

10: Because.....


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Message 41690 - Posted 31 May 2007 21:08:07 UTC - in response to Message ID 41630.

I like points 9 and 10 and I understand your point 3. Mother in law died of cancer. 14 yr fight with standard treatment and such. Some sort of experimental drug was tried, but the cancer was to strong and it overcame the treatment. So points 4,7 is also another big point for me.

My 10 reasons for crunching Rosetta:

1: My belief that major Breakthroughs come through long hard years in the trenches developing programs like Rosetta.

2: My Brother is a Type one Diabetic and just recenctly contracted a Staff infection from a Dialysis Machine and lost the use of his legs plus a four month stay in the Hosipital.

3: My father died of Cancer. When he was in the last stages of the disease all they had to offer was some Hormone, that did not work.

4: I like to see a computer actually doing what a computer was intended to do.

5: The Graphics are Cool.

6: I would like to see the Sequenced Human Genome Morph into an actual Human Protome. So Some real good could start coming from such a huge effort.

7: The Baker Lab needs the help.

8: I like to gain points to better my world BOINC standing.

9: There is no intelligent life beyond Earth so SETI@Home was no longer Cool.

10: Because.....



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Message 47505 - Posted 7 Oct 2007 22:58:05 UTC

The main reason I use my computers to crunch Rosetta@home is because I lost my father to brain cancer on June 22, 2006, and so I want to help, in some small way, find a cure for this and for other diseases.
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Message 47773 - Posted 16 Oct 2007 4:13:52 UTC - in response to Message ID 14122.

R@H gets my crunch because of

1. Grandpa died of Alzheimer's/Dementia
2. Grandma died of a bad liver disease that doctors couldn't cure
3. Uncle had cancer
4. Aunt died of diabetes
5. Family friends had cancer
6. If you can stop diseases from afflicting just by hitting the on button on ur computer y not?
7. Same goes for terrorists attacks
8. I want my kids, when i have them (only 15) to have 1 less problem in the world
9. I would like to be in the medical career field
10. Gives me an understanding of proteins and i feel like im contributing to the community

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Message 47801 - Posted 17 Oct 2007 6:22:43 UTC

If you want 15 kids, you had better start figuring out how they can feed themselves and where they can live on this already overcrowded planet. There are too many of us already.
Please forgive me if you think I am interferring, but I think I have done my bit, restricting my family to one fanastic young lady, who is now the architect of our experimental earth sheltered house.

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Message 47802 - Posted 17 Oct 2007 7:46:22 UTC - in response to Message ID 47801.

If you want 15 kids, you had better start figuring out how they can feed themselves and where they can live on this already overcrowded planet. There are too many of us already.
Please forgive me if you think I am interferring, but I think I have done my bit, restricting my family to one fanastic young lady, who is now the architect of our experimental earth sheltered house.


I think he was saying he's himself 15 years old today, not that he wants 15 kids. Heh.
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Message 47846 - Posted 19 Oct 2007 6:02:45 UTC - in response to Message ID 47802.

If you want 15 kids, you had better start figuring out how they can feed themselves and where they can live on this already overcrowded planet. There are too many of us already.
Please forgive me if you think I am interferring, but I think I have done my bit, restricting my family to one fanastic young lady, who is now the architect of our experimental earth sheltered house.


I think he was saying he's himself 15 years old today, not that he wants 15 kids. Heh.


Whoops! I think you are right. Appologies to all concerned.

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Message 48262 - Posted 2 Nov 2007 0:32:19 UTC

I know that I am contributing to a worthy project - it will help.
I am presently sitting at just under 48,000 credit points towards the Rosetta Project, and I am proud to be approaching 50,000 points.
For me this is a realistic first solid milestone. I have several computers, all with good fast CPU’s running Boinc projects that I feel I should contribute to, but Rosetta is the first project that I signed up to – It is close to heart. As a former student of Molecular Biology, and someone that is extremely enthusiastic about protein structure science I take pride in my limited contributions towards the development of protein science. Long may it continue, develop and influence.
Thank you for developing and forwarding this project,

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Message 49120 - Posted 28 Nov 2007 8:13:23 UTC

Eine Quad-Core-CPU fr Outlook und Word und hin und wieder ein Spiel macht nicht viel Sinn. Deshalb erscheint es mir angebracht, die berflssige Power fr etwas Nutzbringendes einzusetzen, auch wenn ich nicht die geringste Ahnung habe, was ich hier eigentlich genau berechne.

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Message 49786 - Posted 18 Dec 2007 21:31:29 UTC

I don't have a top 10 list of why I run Rosetta@home. The reason I run it is because it is a project that I feel is going to greatly improve the life of mankind. The better that we understand protein structure the closer that we get to finding cures for genetic diseases such as the terrible Tasacs disease.

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Message 50211 - Posted 31 Dec 2007 13:32:31 UTC - in response to Message ID 49786.

Reading these top 10 lists should encourage the project team. Each team member might want to find one post, print it and keep it in sight.

10. I like to build fast computers and all of them need something to do.
9. Lots of computers can heat the house in the winter
8. I need a reason to keep collecting computers (we need some racks)
7. The science - the hypothesis will be either be proven or dis-proven.
6. Justification for my next computer build project
5. I did not know that computers have an "off" button :-)
4. My late mother-in-law
3. Help people
2. Teach our children about science and helping people
1. Wipe out disease as we know it

I hope to have my next computer crunching R@H in March of 2008. Keep crunching R@H.
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Message 52936 - Posted 9 May 2008 11:48:46 UTC

1.Сделай хоть что-то хорошие.
2.Сделай хоть что-то хорошие.
3.Сделай хоть что-то хорошие.
4.Сделай хоть что-то хорошие.
5.Сделай хоть что-то хорошие.
6.Сделай хоть что-то хорошие.
7.Сделай хоть что-то хорошие.
8.Сделай хоть что-то хорошие.
9.Сделай хоть что-то хорошие.
10.Просто делай это. (Just do it)

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Message 53319 - Posted 24 May 2008 20:00:25 UTC

10. it costs me nothing to participate
09. very active community
08.
07.
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05.
04.
03.
02. to justify the price of my computer. I only use Word and have a 3Ghz processor :)
01. trying to help understand those terrible illnesses.

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Message 56081 - Posted 29 Sep 2008 15:28:20 UTC

Sorry this is only one reason But I think this sums it up.
There are much more motovated people in this world than me, They want to help anyone (even me), they are smarter than me and somehow, They want my help in some way. Good on ANYONE who has 1/2 of an idea, they deserve a hand in ANY and EVERY way. Maybe you hero's will save my life or someone close to me. I'm not a person on the cutting edge of technology but respect anyone with the goal of helping. So a BIG thanks to the people on the frontline, financing the front line and of course everyone just trying to put in. "An attempt is better than doing nothing". "Ignorance is not bliss".

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Message 57429 - Posted 2 Dec 2008 0:17:02 UTC - in response to Message ID 56081.

This is my first day on the crunch. why? because it will help.

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Message 57534 - Posted 3 Dec 2008 5:50:52 UTC

10. New GPS guided folding algorithms.
09. No real time rules here.
08. "Client Error", where have I heard that before?
07. Rosetta Schmetta.
06. My CPU needs a workout.
05. I've downloaded everything else, I'll try this.
04. I need to save the world!
03. Over 70,000 subscribers can't be wrong!!
02. "Nice" Hair, my mop is jealous!
01. Who is David Baker?

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Message 57631 - Posted 5 Dec 2008 19:00:28 UTC
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I don't need ten reasons. Two is more than enough.

1. R@h is the first BOINC project I've found that's both out of beta test and working on something that will eventually help diabetes research. I have type 2 diabetes. See the thread on zinc-binding proteins if you want to see why it will help.

2. I have some online friends with cancer.

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Message 59705 - Posted 21 Feb 2009 16:31:25 UTC

Perhaps it will encourage the medical profession to address diseases more an not just symptoms. Once we understand proteins better, we'll unlock magic that we didn't know existed. Later, we'll look back on our current state of affairs and be proud of what we contributed to.

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Message 60298 - Posted 24 Mar 2009 11:05:19 UTC

I. To better the world
II. To better the world
III. To better the world
IV. To better the world
...
X. To better the world

That are sufficient reasons to participate by the project.
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Message 61671 - Posted 11 Jun 2009 6:20:30 UTC

Hah, my top ten reasons are kinda messed up but whatever

#1 I'm a BOINCaholic and Rosetta always has work
#2 Research being done has infinite potential
#3 Curing diseases is well worth my wasted CPU time
#4 I want to help cure all of the below
#5 I have narcolepsy
#6 I have tourette's syndrome
#7 I have epilepsy
#8 I have OCD
#9 My family has a history of cancer
#10 My friend told me to

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Message 61749 - Posted 15 Jun 2009 2:07:50 UTC

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Message 62630 - Posted 30 Jul 2009 13:01:28 UTC

why i stop crunching Rosetta:

i've crunched it for ages now, and the last days,weeks have used me with all those servers problems: is admin has gone ?

repeatedly http errors
can't download / upload

well, i restart when serious people at Rosetta team will take care of volunteers patience, cpu time & our electricity bill. (could add power earth saving)
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Message 63152 - Posted 4 Sep 2009 0:11:06 UTC

My top 10 reasons? Easy!

10.) Intel Core2 Q8200@2.33Ghz, CPU0
9.) ...and CPU1
8.) ...and CPU2
7.) ...and CPU3
6.) Intel Xeon W3505@2.53Ghz, CPU0
5.) ...and CPU1 - That's six cores total; CPUs that spend 80% of their time doing nothing!
4.) BOINC makes it sooo easy to use my spare cycles instead of wasting them as heat...
3.) ...to potentially make a difference for our world.
2.) If I can save at least one person from a debilitating disease...
1.) ...it'll be totally worth it.

Thanks for the opportunity to make a difference!

-don

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Message 63827 - Posted 26 Oct 2009 2:06:20 UTC

Something I'd LIKE to see in this thread: Messages saying that the Rosetta@home software has become as reliable as it was back in 2006 again, and messages saying that the Rosetta@home project team has resumed being as responsive to participants as it was back in 2006. Sadly, I don't think either is likely to happen soon.

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Message 65033 - Posted 18 Jan 2010 18:17:16 UTC

1.) No better way to use a computer than to help people
2.) has unforseen benefits in relation to current and future science
3.) Makes you feel better about yourself
4.) Burns karma automatically :) (maybe, maybe not)
5.) Uses electricity in a different way than to merely light your home
6.) Ensures a place in the spiritual plane when you die( maybe, maybe not)
7.) Does the most amount of humanitarian work with the least amount of effort by you.
8.) You can do science without doing science :)
9.)
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Message 65915 - Posted 1 May 2010 12:56:26 UTC

My uncle Jim Whitworth and his lovely wife Helen gave me their presentation on Lewy Body Dementia yesterday. I was totally unaware of this debilitating condition until then.

This research looks like it will provide an insight into the causes of, and potential treatments for LBD.

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Message 65917 - Posted 1 May 2010 14:38:41 UTC - in response to Message ID 65915.

My uncle Jim Whitworth and his lovely wife Helen gave me their presentation on Lewy Body Dementia yesterday. I was totally unaware of this debilitating condition until then.

This research looks like it will provide an insight into the causes of, and potential treatments for LBD.



i believe cures will be found for every major disease the only question is when...i run rosetta@home in hopes of making those days sooner

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Message 66335 - Posted 26 May 2010 23:25:33 UTC

1. A person very close to me suffers from a disease current medicine doesn't know anything about and cannot cure. I have the hope that in the future, a cure is finally found.
2. It's the only way I can help; I don't have money, time or knowledge to offer.
3. I can make a difference.

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Message 67272 - Posted 18 Aug 2010 19:54:51 UTC - in response to Message ID 63152.

[quote]My top 10 reasons? Easy!

10.) Intel Core2 Q8200@2.33Ghz, CPU0
9.) ...and CPU1
8.) ...and CPU2
7.) ...and CPU3
6.) Intel Xeon W3505@2.53Ghz, CPU0
5.) ...and CPU1 - That's six cores total; CPUs that spend 80% of their time doing nothing!
4.) BOINC makes it sooo easy to use my spare cycles instead of wasting them as heat...
3.) ...to potentially make a difference for our world.
2.) If I can save at least one person from a debilitating disease...
1.) ...it'll be totally worth it.

Thanks for the opportunity to make a difference!

-don

You can also use your GPU's. If you have a newer model card you can join GPU Gird and crunch up to 100 times more!

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Message 67692 - Posted 10 Sep 2010 19:14:37 UTC

Ten reasons why I crunch rosetta:

10. I'm a computer technologist, and how to apply and optimize computing power
to solve natural and mathematical conundrums is an attractive pursuit.

9. I like contributing to the good of mankind: hunting for little green men,
finding billion digit primes and solving chess puzzles fall into the realm of
entertainment, I'm afraid. Rosetta is a vital science.

8. Dr. Baker and the other project scientists interact directly with the
community.

7. I can actually get the workunits done between computer crashes, maintenance,
and normal usage. Some projects (like Climate Prediction) are almost
infeasable for normal desktop PCs.

6. I can understand what a good result means, and also the process by which it's found.

5. I can play the FoldIt! game, and not only increase my appreciation of the
difficulty of the problem, but also contribute directly to the science.

4. We are making incremental measurable progress toward achieving the goal: a
program which can solve the 3-dimensional structure of a protein given it's
amino composition. I don't think we're going to ever predict the weather,
solve chess or find little green men (they might find us, though).

3. The competition isn't just how many credits we can get - it's how useful
the work we perform is.

2. We're on a scientific frontier - not just finding another one bigger than
the last one. Nobody at all knows how to predict even a single protein
shape.

1. It's fun!
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Message 68423 - Posted 6 Nov 2010 0:49:00 UTC
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10. A project run by a guy named "Baker" - how could we go wrong?
9. When I've had a total lack of success at work, at least I can say "I" worked on the Rosetta project.
8. I hate throwing things away, so having my old computers BOINC Rosetta gives me a reason for keeping them 'til they croak.
7. My grandmother died from (with?) Alzheimer's
6. My father-in-law died from cancer
5. While I'm not sure what I will do with them, I just love seeing those credits pile up.
4. Skin cancer runs in my family - I know it's headed my way no matter how much I stay out of the sun.
3. I'm getting all-sorts of obsessive with my statistics
2. ALS scares the daylights out of me
1. Did I mention I obsessing over my statistics?
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Message 68439 - Posted 7 Nov 2010 3:20:25 UTC

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Message 71473 - Posted 23 Oct 2011 23:40:20 UTC

10) I have enough idle time that would be wasted otherwise.
9) I need to heat my room.
8) Rosetta has a great community.
7) Always enough work available.
6) Variable durations of work units.
5) Great addition to Folding@home. They get the GPU, Rosetta gets the CPU.
4) Interesting screensaver that actually shows you some scientific data and not only nice graphics.
3) There are enough people around me who have some disease and need help.
2) Has the highest chances to improve daily life. Listening to radio noise as an alien hunter hasn't.
1) I want Terry Pratchett to write more books. He has Alzheimer.

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Message 71482 - Posted 24 Oct 2011 18:20:38 UTC

Don't have a top list, but it's relevant to my course in Protein Chemistry.
It's also useful for my hexacore PC, seeing as 4 of them are mostly idle.

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Message 72610 - Posted 27 Mar 2012 14:59:43 UTC

10. I have a quad core processor, so running Rosetta even at 75% of my computer's power, I can still watch movies and surf the web without any hiccups at all.

9. It runs on Mac and Linux OS's too, so all of my computers can contribute their CPU time.

8. Even with a limited knowledge of microbiology it's really cool to read about what kinds of proteins Rosetta is folding and what they're being folded for.

7. My grandpa has Alzheimer's and my father is at risk of developing it later in life

6. People I care about greatly have battled with cancer--the idea that running this in my computer's spare time could lead to a cure is amazing.

5. When I visited Haiti we learned there was a cholera outbreak, and before we could even go we had to start on a nasty drug called chloroquine--if Rosetta could find a way to combat either of these diseases, it would be a major breakthrough in helping the Haitian country and other countries fighting these diseases.

4. Watching this project work in tandem with Fold.It is absolutely amazing. I love the idea of a *game* being used to do research, and then that output being synergized with Rosetta's massive computational ability.

3. I'm no researcher, and I'm no scientist, but if this is how I or anyone else could help, I don't see any reason not to.

2. I'm majoring in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Computer Engineering--understanding how Rosetta is using an algorithm to find the lowest energy of a protein on a distributed computing network is absolutely riveting for me.

1. Rosetta might help humanity eradicate disease as we know it!

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Message 73291 - Posted 17 Jun 2012 4:19:41 UTC

first off, i don't care about credits, compared to most of you mine are pretty dismal. all i really care about is doing something to benefit someone else. i started out doing seti back in the late 90's or early 00's, cant remember really. i've considered dumping that project and going all rosetta. something keeps steering me over there though. i probably should go 80/20 (rosetta/seti).

scott

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Message 73379 - Posted 6 Jul 2012 18:52:17 UTC

10 reasons I left Rosetta:

1-10 Never any work!!

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Message 73383 - Posted 7 Jul 2012 7:05:24 UTC - in response to Message ID 73379.

What a load of rubbish, there are over 5 million work units according to my last count.

10 reasons I left Rosetta:

1-10 Never any work!!

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Message 73973 - Posted 5 Oct 2012 9:18:08 UTC
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I'll put a million reason, I only want our Globe to be a better place for all humans as well to flora and fauna.
This project "Rosetta" is for that.
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Message 74873 - Posted 9 Jan 2013 19:48:58 UTC

The top 10 reasons why I don't crunch R@H:

1-10. It can't share resources.

I try to run a couple of projects, but always get the same problem: Rosetta takes all the processing power, claiming the WU has high priority, leaving the others behind until they are overdue.
i tried it a couple of years ago and stopped because of that problem, and now I tried a few weeks again, and the result is still the same; Rosetta uses all 4 cores all spare time leaving no computing time for the other projects.

Thats why I now disable Rosetta again.
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Message 74884 - Posted 13 Jan 2013 13:42:00 UTC - in response to Message ID 74873.

The top 10 reasons why I don't crunch R@H:

1-10. It can't share resources.

I try to run a couple of projects, but always get the same problem: Rosetta takes all the processing power, claiming the WU has high priority, leaving the others behind until they are overdue.
i tried it a couple of years ago and stopped because of that problem, and now I tried a few weeks again, and the result is still the same; Rosetta uses all 4 cores all spare time leaving no computing time for the other projects.

Thats why I now disable Rosetta again.


Technically, that's due to BOINC rather than Rosetta. The Rosetta deadlines are relatively short in comparison to many of the other projects, but BOINC will just request less work from the project if it has debt to other projects so it might take a week or two, but BOINC will work out when to get Rosetta tasks and when not to. They can all play nicely together.
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Message 76013 - Posted 2 Sep 2013 15:05:56 UTC

10) This researches are important for all humanity.
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1) This researches are important for all humanity.
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Message 76017 - Posted 2 Sep 2013 19:33:12 UTC - in response to Message ID 76013.

I agree: welcome aboard.


10) This researches are important for all humanity.
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Message 76376 - Posted 21 Jan 2014 22:37:48 UTC

I've very recently just joined the gig, and I have to say its great that programmes like this are available.
I shared the programme with all my friends
and well they agree.

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Message 77505 - Posted 24 Sep 2014 13:03:56 UTC

Let's see if I can find 10 things...

1. This project is almost like a BOINC version of FoldIt@home, which requires a separate client.

2. This project has an amazing screensaver!

3. Unlike some projects from WCG, this project works on finding a cause and cure, instead of just looking for a cause.

4. The project has great uptime! (no periods of offline servers yet)

5. You can choose estimated runtime for the tasks!

6. This research could help a lot of people.

7. Oops, looks like I'm out of reasons. Did I mention it has a great screensaver?
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Message 77608 - Posted 25 Oct 2014 17:00:05 UTC

hi to all who help in this wonderful project...um...10 reasons..

1) Mum died of ovarian cancer
2) grandmother died of lung cancer
3) mother in law died of complications of ms
4) father in law died of prostrate cancer
5) i hate cancer
6) i love technology...distributed computing technology is cool...i was doing it in 1995 shortly after my graduation...then hd crash lost my bonic...and have now rediscovered it.
7) the science of r@ h is top notch and run by some impressive people
8) The pottential is just huge...no other project offers so much pottential to reduce human suffering and prolong life
9) my cat likes the graphics
10) lots of control and support for the user

i could go on...just glad my humble hp laptop can make a small contribution to this fantastic project

love and peace to all
Dave

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Message 77846 - Posted 21 Jan 2015 1:46:08 UTC

i just have 2 reasons for now
1 help get a cure for cancer
2 rather this than bitcoin
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Message 78131 - Posted 17 Apr 2015 13:26:18 UTC

Maybe I missed the Ebola WUs, but I would like to see more action on Ebola...
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Message 79750 - Posted 10 Mar 2016 2:14:22 UTC

I'm sure I could think of ten reasons to run R@H, but I need only one. Huntington's Chorea killed my Father.
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Message 79912 - Posted 23 Apr 2016 13:46:49 UTC

Rosetta gets my crunch time because it is doing good work for the benefit of all, and I want to contribute to that.

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Message 79945 - Posted 27 Apr 2016 1:05:31 UTC

10. This is literally the least-effort, highest-impact way to contribute directly to scientific research that benefits all of humankind.
9. It helps move us closer to a cure for some of the worst diseases known.
8. Ties me into the scientific community.
7. Makes me think more about how I can help in general.
6. Makes me think about issues I have not considered before (specifically, community computing).
5. Gives me something cool to talk to my kids about.
4. Engages my kids.
3. Good karma.
2. Did I mention helping find a cure for cancer?
1. It is the right thing to do.

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