Rosetta's role in fighting coronavirus

Message boards : News : Rosetta's role in fighting coronavirus

To post messages, you must log in.

Previous · 1 . . . 13 · 14 · 15 · 16

AuthorMessage
Profile yoerik
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 24 Mar 20
Posts: 103
Credit: 47,300
RAC: 283
Message 96513 - Posted: 15 May 2020, 6:54:21 UTC - in response to Message 96482.  

Exactly. One of the major issues with Distributed Computing has been keeping users active.
Updates are one of the best ways to do that.


It's not much to ask to be kept up to date, within reason. We don't need daily updates - but it's reasonable to request updates more frequently than once every few months.
ID: 96513 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive    Reply Quote
Falconet

Send message
Joined: 9 Mar 09
Posts: 43
Credit: 173,980
RAC: 22
Message 96749 - Posted: 23 May 2020, 14:54:20 UTC - in response to Message 96439.  
Last modified: 23 May 2020, 14:54:39 UTC

You should post these updates on the Rosetta@home website and send out a notice.
https://twitter.com/RosettaAtHome/status/1260368548976713730 and https://twitter.com/RosettaAtHome/status/1260368892695699457

"COVID update:

Our project scientists submitted over 28M "scaffold design" work units in recent weeks.

Those helped enable a further 200M "binder design" calculations!

Initial laboratory testing of these candidate COVID treatments is underway.

Thanks to all crunchers!"

"This is just the first wave. Expect hundreds of millions of additional work units to be issued in the coming weeks and months.

We need you now more than ever!"


Bit of a let down that no one from Rosetta@home posted this update on Rosetta@home in the 10 days since it was posted on Twitter.
ID: 96749 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive    Reply Quote
Digi-U

Send message
Joined: 2 May 20
Posts: 1
Credit: 12,429
RAC: 522
Message 96753 - Posted: 23 May 2020, 23:47:54 UTC - in response to Message 92000.  
Last modified: 24 May 2020, 0:00:22 UTC

CoVid19 Projects

Folding @ home (f@h)[ uses its own client software to distribute work units.

https://foldingathome.org/ (Project Home Page)
https://foldingathome.org/start-folding/ (f@h client download site)

https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/research/opn1/overview.do (Open Pandemics-World Community Grid Home Page)

Proposed Solutions*
Scientists at Scripps Research are doing molecular modeling simulations to look for
possible candidates for the development of treatments for COVID-19, but to be successful they
need massive computing power to carry out millions of simulated laboratory experiments.

*Taken from Open Pandemics Home Page
Introductory paragraph of the Proposed Solutions section.
ID: 96753 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive    Reply Quote
Ezzz

Send message
Joined: 19 Mar 20
Posts: 8
Credit: 32,322
RAC: 250
Message 96754 - Posted: 23 May 2020, 23:48:18 UTC - in response to Message 96749.  

Yep. I check this thread every 2-3 days just to see if anything new is posted. Bit of a let-down that there was a lot of communication early on, and now radio silence for a while.
ID: 96754 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive    Reply Quote
Profile yoerik
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 24 Mar 20
Posts: 103
Credit: 47,300
RAC: 283
Message 96758 - Posted: 24 May 2020, 6:58:20 UTC - in response to Message 96754.  

Yep. I check this thread every 2-3 days just to see if anything new is posted. Bit of a let-down that there was a lot of communication early on, and now radio silence for a while.


It's not entitled to ask to be kept informed - it's disappointing that we have to do more work to find the latest news, than it would take for them to share that news here.
ID: 96758 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive    Reply Quote
jond

Send message
Joined: 28 May 07
Posts: 3
Credit: 13,865
RAC: 44
Message 96781 - Posted: 25 May 2020, 18:12:09 UTC - in response to Message 91772.  

Very cool!
ID: 96781 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive    Reply Quote
Falconet

Send message
Joined: 9 Mar 09
Posts: 43
Credit: 173,980
RAC: 22
Message 96792 - Posted: 26 May 2020, 10:00:30 UTC - in response to Message 96758.  

Yep. I check this thread every 2-3 days just to see if anything new is posted. Bit of a let-down that there was a lot of communication early on, and now radio silence for a while.


It's not entitled to ask to be kept informed - it's disappointing that we have to do more work to find the latest news, than it would take for them to share that news here.



It's in Rosetta's self-interest to update their volunteers. I can't possibly understand why they could not have copy pasted their tweet, post here and send out a notice to BOINC clients.
ID: 96792 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive    Reply Quote
Profile yoerik
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 24 Mar 20
Posts: 103
Credit: 47,300
RAC: 283
Message 96797 - Posted: 26 May 2020, 15:28:15 UTC - in response to Message 96792.  
Last modified: 26 May 2020, 15:32:59 UTC

it's hard to fathom. You and I are both familiar with WCG's efforts to keep us up to date - it takes minimal effort to keep us informed. The lack of this communication as a newer volunteer is concerning.

I've taken steps to reduce my contribution to Rosetta - I will crunch WCG full time if this communication issue continues into next month. I just cannot justify a higher electricity bill for a project that doesn't have the will to issue the simplest of updates. It's almost insulting.
ID: 96797 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive    Reply Quote
Bobzilla

Send message
Joined: 11 May 20
Posts: 7
Credit: 421,551
RAC: 12,243
Message 96895 - Posted: 30 May 2020, 17:58:53 UTC

I'm just here for the free beer, what no beer?
Damn stupid Covid 19 research, wait.. research can save beer workers?
WOOHOO!









With beer all things are possible, although some of them should not be done.
ID: 96895 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive    Reply Quote
Previous · 1 . . . 13 · 14 · 15 · 16

Message boards : News : Rosetta's role in fighting coronavirus



©2020 University of Washington
https://www.bakerlab.org