Posts by Michael Gould

1) Message boards : Rosetta@home Science : Bakerlab update for 2012 (Message 72154)
Posted 16 Jan 2012 by Michael Gould
A huge thanks to all the project people who have recently given us a window into the applied science side of things. Incredibly exciting! Baker et al keep up the great work, and good luck!
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Lack of communication from project (Message 70966)
Posted 8 Aug 2011 by Michael Gould
I\'m curious about the experiences some of you have had with other projects, do they communicate better than Rosetta? I\'ve only had experience with a couple other projects, and frankly Rosetta\'s communication is pretty good, comparatively speaking.

Speaking for myself, I don\'t particularly care how much they communicate with me. I enjoy it when they post info to us, particularly on the science end of things. But I don\'t feel like I\'m \"A full partner\" in anything, or that I\'m owed anything. When they send WU\'s to me, I\'m happy to run them. When they don\'t, I\'ll run WU\'s from my backup project, or just not run anything for a while. The way I look at it, my computer is available to them when they need it. That\'s it.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Minirosetta 3.14 (Message 70579)
Posted 18 Jun 2011 by Michael Gould
Transition was seamless here, looking forward to hearing about new capabilities. Nice job, all.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Compute error (Message 70050)
Posted 17 Apr 2011 by Michael Gould
This air traffic controller hasn\'t seen any of the problems on his computer you guys are talking about. I\'ve got a \"ProteinG_abinitio...\" running right now, and a \"TO533...\" ready to report. Maybe the problem is with sleeping aerospace computer engineers (from Texas) ;-)

5) Message boards : Number crunching : Source Code for Mini Rosetta (Message 69838)
Posted 16 Mar 2011 by Michael Gould
Excellent, Mr. H! Looking forward to reading what you discover.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Communication during recent downtime (Message 69578)
Posted 2 Feb 2011 by Michael Gould
I would think that the number of users and teraFlops would drop after an extended outage, regardless of how much communication we get from the project. It is surely a very low percentage of active users who ever visit these boards, or would look at twitter or facebook accounts.

I wonder if any good research has been done into what draws users to a particular project, and what induces them to stay long term or switch to another one. Surely there are enough graduate students out there looking for thesis material!

7) Message boards : Number crunching : Message from server: platform \'x86_64-apple-darwin\' not found (Message 69371)
Posted 15 Jan 2011 by Michael Gould
I don\'t think anyone inferred that. We are all grateful you take the time to keep us informed.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Message from server: platform \'x86_64-apple-darwin\' not found (Message 69359)
Posted 15 Jan 2011 by Michael Gould
...Since Mac users are a small sliver of computer users out there, and Intel 64-bit Mac users are probably a sliver of that, I\'m assuming that we\'ll be among the last to get back up and running...

All of you should consider joining Emigdio\'s MacOSX Users team. Before the crash we were #22. Perhaps if we were top 10 or 15 it would highlight our importance to the project team. I\'m sure they will have us crunching soon, at any rate.

If OSX users are looking for something to crunch in the meantime, runs nicely. Over 500,000 children under 4 died of malaria in Africa last year.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Project File Upload Handler Is Missing (Message 69290)
Posted 13 Jan 2011 by Michael Gould
can someone translate the Russian into English?

Delete not necessary, let the knocks periodically (boink time repeats itself adjusts gradually increasing the interval between attempts), as fully restore the system then automatically it will flood. I have already flushed out of nine jobs in the queue. (16 more still knocking)
In the meantime, Plug minor project, there seems a long time - except for iron at this time and the data were corrupted and full recovery will take time. In the meantime, will go part-work - something that works (which have already managed to recover), which is not present.

That\'s beautiful, I love it! Was that from one of those web translators? Did you ever play the game where you write a paragraph, use a web translator to translate it into another language, and then back to English and see what you get? Usually hilarious. While we have all this free computer time on our hands...

And I have to say, lack of communication aside, the project folks are gradually getting things fixed. Kudos!
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Anyone else having trouble uploading results? (Message 69289)
Posted 13 Jan 2011 by Michael Gould
All my WU\'s successfully uploaded, and after manually updating I got a message \"Reported 20 completed tasks,\" but the WU\'s still sit in my queue with \"Ready to report\" status.

Also, they apparently haven\'t yet replaced whatever software assigned WU\'s to OSX users. I don\'t think it\'s just part of the \"Bunfight,\" because the message says \"platform \'x86_64-apple-darwin\' not found. But it seems things are slowly getting fixed!
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Project File Upload Handler Is Missing (Message 69186)
Posted 11 Jan 2011 by Michael Gould

I agree with you to a point - there has to be some mechanism to provide feedback to the admins that the lack of communication is not acceptable - if we failed to do so then it would be unfair to hold the admins accountable for not meeting our expectations.


And the family dog runs for cover.

If the family dog is pictured in your avatar, I\'ll take my chances with the wife!
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Project File Upload Handler Is Missing (Message 69172)
Posted 11 Jan 2011 by Michael Gould
I agree with you, Chris, I wish they would communicate more effectively with us. I just think it is neither justified nor productive to get on these forums and slam the the project and the people running it.

I\'m not referring to your posts, which are always positive and constructive. I would also be very interested to hear an answer to your question about WU report deadlines.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Project File Upload Handler Is Missing (Message 69159)
Posted 11 Jan 2011 by Michael Gould

You know, I left the Seti project and attached to this one because of server based problems. Now it\'s looking to me like the same shoestring mentality is ruling this project too, as concerns the servers and database. I don\'t know much about setting up the hardware...

Do we really have to have these same complaints every time there is a server problem? The people running these distributed projects do the best they can with the resources they have. Perhaps they could do some things better, but it is what it is.

I like rosetta and donate my meager computer resources to it as my main project. I am attached to a backup project, When I run out of rosetta work, BOINC switches to malariacontrol. No stress, no mess. I hope rosetta is eventually able to digest my 20 wu\'s, but if not, than not. Is it really that big a deal?
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Message from server: platform \'x86_64-apple-darwin\' not found (Message 69086)
Posted 9 Jan 2011 by Michael Gould
Yeah, I got that message a few times also. I think based on KEL\'s report, we will get various messages as our computers contact the server and fail to find files they haven\'t yet reinstalled. A real mess on their end!

I guess the servers are technically up, but only a trickle of wu\'s are going in and out. The teraFLOPS estimate has crept up to around 6, when normally it is 100+.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : No XML updates to BOINCstats for two days!? (Message 68999)
Posted 3 Jan 2011 by Michael Gould
Yeah, it\'s been about a week. A little bit of a bummer, I was just about to break into the top 10,000. I\'m sure they will fix it eventually. A low priority item, for sure.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : CPU Usage (Message 68748)
Posted 5 Dec 2010 by Michael Gould
For the last couple weeks, I was experiencing a RAC decrease of almost the exact same percentage as you, on a completely different system (dual core iMac). And on the same day (3 December) my daily credits finally jumped back to a more typical level, and I didn\'t restart. Something on Rosetta\'s end, perhaps?
17) Message boards : Rosetta@home Science : DISCUSSION of Rosetta@home Journal (5) (Message 68701)
Posted 24 Nov 2010 by Michael Gould
Wow!! Congratulations to Dr. Jerome and his team! I hope I will be crunching some of his work units.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : something is missing (Message 68697)
Posted 24 Nov 2010 by Michael Gould
Those preference settings seem fine, but are you setting them at the website or at the preferences tabs on your own computer\'s BOINC Manager? You might have some funny settings there overriding the website preferences. If you haven\'t done it, open up the BOINC manager preferences and go to the \"Disk and memory usage\" tab. Check your settings there.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Job Queue (Message 68450)
Posted 8 Nov 2010 by Michael Gould
Although it is an \"override\" dataset, it is unclear to me how this value would be manually set - I haven\'t spotted the menu option for it yet which likely means it is looking me right in the eye.

It is in the \"Network Usage\" tab 3rd or 4th line on the right.

Aha!! That\'s why I wasn\'t getting the amount of buffer I wanted! Man, the things you can learn lurking here! Thank you transient. And thanks Holvenstot for asking the question.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : minirosetta 2.17 (Message 68440)
Posted 7 Nov 2010 by Michael Gould

You could be right about it being a problem unique to Linux and OSX (Darwin)...

Chris, you obviously run many more WU\'s than I do, but I haven\'t had any errors at all running them on my OS X machine. There is a Ross2X3 running as I type this. And I only have 2 gig of total ram installed.

Perhaps only certain WU\'s are problematic? The larger molecules, I guess.

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