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Message 2039956 - Posted: 23 Mar 2020, 21:33:54 UTC

SETI@home will stop distributing tasks soon, but we encourage you to continue donate computing power to science research - in particular, research on the COVID-19 virus. The best way to do this is to join Science United and check the "Biology and Medicine" box.
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Message 2039957 - Posted: 23 Mar 2020, 21:39:16 UTC
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Or just attach directly to Rosetta@home. ;-)

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Message 2039959 - Posted: 23 Mar 2020, 21:42:31 UTC

I'm willing to help but there is a question first:

Is there is a way to configure SU to only run Covid-19 related work?
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Message 2039964 - Posted: 23 Mar 2020, 21:53:36 UTC - in response to Message 2039959.  

I'm willing to help but there is a question first:

Is there is a way to configure SU to only run Covid-19 related work?


Nope
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Message 2039967 - Posted: 23 Mar 2020, 22:06:57 UTC

Or switch from BOINC to Folding@Home.
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Message 2039968 - Posted: 23 Mar 2020, 22:08:12 UTC - in response to Message 2039957.  

Or just attach directly to Rosetta@home. ;-)

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Why should a longtime BOINC-user switch to Science United and lose control on which project he/she likes to crunch? As well not all hardware/software suits every project, so a heavy BOINC-user will not be able to optimize his computers for a specific WU.
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Message 2039969 - Posted: 23 Mar 2020, 22:08:50 UTC

There's always the non-BOINC option Folding@home, which is apparently now the most powerful computer on Earth (though I don't think that rating is near high enough myself) as this is the project that the gamers are overwhelmingly supporting. It's doing as much COVID-19 as possible.
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Message 2039986 - Posted: 23 Mar 2020, 22:54:45 UTC
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So your posting for people to go to another "project" you're involved in called Science United? A little biased isn't it?

I'll stick with Rosetta or F@H directly then.
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Message 2040036 - Posted: 24 Mar 2020, 4:32:50 UTC - in response to Message 2039986.  

Having looked into projects to switch over to after SETi is gone....
Science United is a no go for me.

I want to pick what I work on not have it picked for me so
I'll do nothing rather than Science United.

After 3/31 - I'll find something else to spend my cycles on
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Message 2040041 - Posted: 24 Mar 2020, 5:55:50 UTC - in response to Message 2040036.  

Well if you like Space .... Milkyway is a good project.

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Message 2040052 - Posted: 24 Mar 2020, 8:16:33 UTC

I am running mostly Milkyway@home in Science United. I have astronomy, physics and chemistry as first choice, medicine and biology, mathematics and earth sciences as second choice. But I never see them running.
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Message 2040075 - Posted: 24 Mar 2020, 12:22:13 UTC
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Following a notice on theregister.co.uk which commented on the consortium of USA firms and scientific institutions to unite their supercomputers to fight the coronavirus reaching an aggregate power of 330 petaflops, I found a comment by Greg Bowman, the director of Folding@home, who said that Folding@home has reached an aggregate power of 470 petaflops. Possible?
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Message 2040078 - Posted: 24 Mar 2020, 12:41:05 UTC - in response to Message 2040075.  

Possible?
Depends how they're counting the flops. BOINC is currently claiming 24-hour average: 30.823 PetaFLOPS (home page, scroll to bottom), but since a large proportion of them are reverse-calculated from the BOINC credit awarded at Collatz, I'm not sure the claim would withstand audit by https://www.top500.org/
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Message 2040083 - Posted: 24 Mar 2020, 13:15:20 UTC
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Just a proposal:

Why S@H don't make it's part on the Covid-19 crises and delay the end of new work for a couple of months, until the crises stops, that could help us to stay at home passing the quarantines.
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Message 2040102 - Posted: 24 Mar 2020, 14:38:44 UTC
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I don't believe the data given by Bowman. If Summit ( number 1 of Top500), Sierra (2) and other super aggregated together reach 330 petaflops, it is impossble that an assembly of PCs reaches 470 petaflops.
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Sorry, my first version was in Italian.
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Message 2040193 - Posted: 24 Mar 2020, 22:43:47 UTC - in response to Message 2040102.  

I don't believe the data given by Bowman. If Summit ( number 1 of Top500), Sierra (2) and other super aggregated together reach 330 petaflops, it is impossble that an assembly of PCs reaches 470 petaflops.
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Sorry, my first version was in Italian.

https://boinc.berkeley.edu/
24-hour average: 30.823 PetaFLOPS.
Active: 141,417 volunteers, 835,414 computers.
Daily change: +1590 volunteers, +21523 computers.
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Message 2040281 - Posted: 25 Mar 2020, 10:56:51 UTC

Excuse me (or don't), but I won't be signing up my computer for something that's going to run whatever it wants instead of being a single, specific project that I choose myself and know exactly what resources it allocates and how and why. Also won't be signing up for something specifically intended for a less tech-savvy audience, as the description states.
Now something like Science United is useful in attracting new people to distributed computing, yes, but frankly I find seeing it promoted to existing users quite concerning...
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Message 2040303 - Posted: 25 Mar 2020, 13:21:03 UTC - in response to Message 2040281.  

Greetings

In regards to SU, thankyou but no thankyou.

My computers and my choice as to what projects I crunch.

Why the duplication though????

Running WCG and GPUGRID, with the odd FOLDING@HOME (When I can get work though).

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Message 2040306 - Posted: 25 Mar 2020, 13:52:05 UTC

I have joined Science United as an experiment, but I am a long time BOINC user. When I run LHC@home tasks , for instance, as a BOINC user my tasks appear in the Science United mine home page among the tasks listed in the page Scientific Projects.
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Message 2040346 - Posted: 25 Mar 2020, 17:38:53 UTC

As of now. Team.se joins Foldingathome.org
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