Posts by MaBoinc

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Remove? Rosetta lost its mind (Message 96480)
Posted 14 May 2020 by MaBoinc
You don't even need to remove it. I just exited BOINC manager, edited a line in the config file, and restared the manager.

Find account_boinc.bakerlab.org_rosetta.xml (ProgramData > BOINC folder for Windows).

Add the 's' to 'http' in this line <master_url></master_url>

Just keep in mind that doing so does reset the project (as in it removes all tasks and downloads new ones)
2) Message boards : Number crunching : How to get only Rosetta mini ? (Message 92325)
Posted 26 Mar 2020 by MaBoinc

Looks like R@h needs 1GB of RAM per CPU core, with no difference between mini Rosetta and (normal) Rosetta binaries. So I'll have to repurpose this host. See here for more info.

True it does, it was just that starting new tasks, which start out using less memory, made it seem like it had the desired effect. Guess I'll have to buy another kit of memory to fully utilise all threads. It seems to be alright running 42 threads atm though, close enough.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : How to get only Rosetta mini ? (Message 92266)
Posted 25 Mar 2020 by MaBoinc
You have to create an app_config.xml file in the project folder, then include a maximum for rosetta. Also make sure that "leave non-gpu tasks in memory while suspended" is disabled (advanced view, options, disk and memory). My app_config looks like this:


For those who have never created an app_config file, open notepad, type in the above or just copy it and adjust the max nr for your setup. Save the file, but instead of just clicking save in the box that pops up, name it "app_config.xml" and in the box "save as type" you select "All Files". Save it to C:ProgramDataBOINCprojectsboinc.bakerlab.org_rosetta (unless you changed the BOINC data dir). In the BOINC manager enable advanced view if you haven't done so yet and go to options, read config files. The number of concurrent tasks for Rosetta is now restricted according to the config you made, you can keep the app_config open or open it by right mouse click, edit, and change the parameters if necessary. Apply the new parameters by saving the file again and going back to the BOINC manager and go to options, read config files once more.

For more options, just go to
4) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : How to bring in more users? (Message 92167)
Posted 23 Mar 2020 by MaBoinc
You can't select COVID jobs, Rosetta decides what they want to run. I also wouldn't cancel non COVID jobs as they help improve the project as far as I know.

Looking at the server status page it doesn't seem a 100x increase in users would be a good idea. For now it seems to be just fine though, and looking at the stats page for this project the RCA has increased quite drastically. I personally just recommend this project under videos about F@H as at least a backup because F@H isn't able to push out enough WUs atm anyway.

A better looking home page could be an option, but someone would have to basically give their time to Rosetta, anything else will take away from their capabilities to do the actual science or upgrade their servers if that's required. Personally I think it is pretty easy to figure out once you're there, just click the big button in the middle of your screen.

Windows Phone is pretty dead, doesn't seem like a good idea to put money into developing an app for it. Android is an option but running a phone at 40+ degrees celcius with a non replaceable battery is a bit of an issue anyway. iOS is also an option, but Apple has complete control over their app store and I'm not sure they would allow such an app to be published.

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