Posts by Matt3223

1) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Boinc in Ubuntu not the latest. (Message 60259)
Posted 21 Mar 2009 by Matt3223
Just recently got ubuntu started up on the old PC and downloaded BOINC from Synaptic as well. Still comes up at version 5.10.45

Would like to see the repositories version of BOINC updated.

Crewsr3...have you looked at this page?

Debian BOINC Maintainers

Seems to be a Debian team devoted to keeping BOINC updated in the repositories.

I guess it's a slow process???

There was a ToDo link at the bottom of the page.

Debian BOINC ToDo List

Hope it comes soon!

Is 5.10.45 even usable nowadays? Get a red message from rosetta telling me to update to 6.4.5...

Suppose I can do that from the BOINC site, but it would be nice if it is in the repositories. Like to keep things easy for new BOINC and Ubuntu recruits. :)


okay, I was able to get BOINC 6.2.14 downloaded using Synaptic. Found a link on ubuntu's site for BOINC hardy-backports.

At the bottom of the page are some links to "Download boinc-client"

on the page following the link it shows you how to add the mirrors for the required repositories to your /etc/apt/source.list file.

doing this...then opening Synapitic and Reloading allowed me to upgrade my BOINC.

Probably the only way to go about it with Hardy...

Looks like Intrepid comes with 6.2.12...and has a similar backport procedure for 6.2.14..?
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Purge function (Message 41614)
Posted 29 May 2007 by Matt3223
Sounds to be something worth at least looking into!

I'll watch this thread to see when a reply shows up

[edit] seems the purge idea has been in requested as far back as 2005!....apparently the priority isn't all that high...

I remember using FADs purge function quite a bit........definitly made me feel like I wasn't wasting time crunching unnecessary units..[/edit]
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Problems with Rosetta version 5.67 (Message 41481)
Posted 26 May 2007 by Matt3223
yes, now that I think about it, I also got virtal memory errors with these workunits as well...the gp04s

4) Message boards : Number crunching : Problems with Rosetta version 5.67 (Message 41460)
Posted 26 May 2007 by Matt3223
Has anyone else gotten any "Compute Errors"???

See this Result 82335059

the current unit on my result page also appears to have a computational error, I just haven't updated yet...
5) Message boards : Rosetta@home Science : Simulate folding like that done in ribosomes??? (Message 36944)
Posted 18 Feb 2007 by Matt3223
Hey thanks, looks like the exact things I was looking for!
6) Message boards : Rosetta@home Science : Simulate folding like that done in ribosomes??? (Message 36931)
Posted 18 Feb 2007 by Matt3223
Was reading a intro Anatomy text which was going over basic transcription in the first few chapters.....anyway...

They were explaining how proteins are created in the ribosomes etc........and implied that as the string of amino acids where built the folding already starts to take place....prior to the complete chain being created.

so I was wondering what effect that would have on simulating a fold if done in a similar manner.

The proteins in Rosetta seem to be attempting to find the conformation of the complete Amino Acid sequence there are hundreds to thousands of Amino Acids attempting to settle into nice comfy energy spot. With the crazy physical interactions all going on at once.

What would happen if the chain was simulated as being built stepwise one amino acid at a time, and then let the chain start folding early on before all the amino acids are even attached?

Kind of like trying to fold up a long metal link chain. Seems it would be easier to start at one end and start folding bit by bit to make it nice and compact, rather that throw the whole chain around and hope it miraculously falls into the compact orientation.

Would that give any kind of jump start to the final conformation?
7) Message boards : Rosetta@home Science : List of scientifig papers? (Message 24429)
Posted 23 Aug 2006 by Matt3223
would it be possible to get this link posted on the main Rosetta page?

This information is vital to alot of people who are considering joining........alot of times, anyone with past Folding@home experience, for example, will ask this question first as an indicator of project merit...

Would be good to have it readily available on the home page. :)

8) Message boards : Number crunching : Newly built 5.4.10 optimized windows boinc client (Message 21643)
Posted 2 Aug 2006 by Matt3223
I agree with the consensus of the last few messages...........figuring out a new credit method is good.........but the root of the problem is that things are open matter the system.....if it's open, and available, someone will adjust it.......even if "just for kicks".....which will devalue the meaning of the numbers......if it's not standard and's not much of an indicator of anything because you can't be sure the values are valid.

I believe Einstein has made a move in the right direction, even if the system isn't perfected yet.......the credits are granted on the projects server side, and have nothing to do with BOINC's matter which BOINC client one uses......the same credit is applied.......which I think if I understand correctly is what Rosetta is working on too......

removing the crediting system from the open domain where "we" can't fool with it is the only way..........projects doing it themselves seems like the first step........but that would require some serious cooperation between different projects to get the values to be in alignment.........but I don't think is asking too much.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Newly built 5.4.10 optimized windows boinc client (Message 21631)
Posted 2 Aug 2006 by Matt3223
Hey Carl.h! long time!..........credits credits credits.........I'll keep running however things turn out.

I used trux's Boinc Client when I was using the optimized SCIENCE application for Einstein, because without I was bringing the Claimed Credits of the quorum DOWN from the standard.......Use the standard client now cause I'm using standard apps.....just the path of least resistance for's not really a big deal to me.......credits are kinda of blahh

What I do miss, and what actually held real value for me in past projects (FAD, and even, was total CPU time......and results returned...

those values made me feel good........when I could say I've done x number of workunits that is equivalent to x years of 24/7 computer time.

back with FAD we all did about 11,000 years of crunching......grid is at the equivalent of 475,000 YEARS of crunching.

that has the meaning to me.

wish BOINC tracked those values.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : David, how's it going with the CASP due? (Message 21249)
Posted 26 Jul 2006 by Matt3223
Yes, I did see the request........orignially from a team member in our team forum, then saw it on the R@H main page........

I increased to 100% Rosetta on my home computer for the remainder of the CASP,(used to not run Rosetta at all).... and got my parents PC started in crunching Rosetta 100 % too......

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