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Dirk Sellsted

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Message 87198 - Posted: 4 Sep 2017, 5:50:12 UTC

What is "Low energy"?
What would be considered low energy? In the canonical results does it say the lowest value? What would be a normal daily lowest value?
I have never looked at the graphics but I watched one today and saw some decoys in the -400's, this was low for the few minutes I paid attention. What would be a actual low number? Also as a bonus of curiosity what is this number actually representing? (J in si?)

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Message 87544 - Posted: 19 Oct 2017, 23:24:15 UTC

Hi Dirk,

The problem is we don't really know what the lowest energy is for a given sequence. We need to do lots of sampling to answer this question, that is why we need Rosetta@home compute resources!

It would be analogous to finding the lowest point on earth, without knowing what it is. We can make one person walk the earth or we can send 1000s of people to explore earth. The more people we send to explore, the higher chance one of them will find it. Also if multiple people independently report a similar lowest point they discovered and they happen to be standing in the same location, that is a good indication that we did enough sampling (found the global minimum instead of a local minimum).
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