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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 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 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

1-10
Ownership is a myth; there is only stewardship.
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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 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 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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Message 76017 - Posted: 2 Sep 2013, 19:33:12 UTC - in response to Message 76013.  

I agree: welcome aboard.


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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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