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Message 54701 - Posted: 15 May 2020 | 7:45:26 UTC

So, the huge MDAD batch that we sent at the end of January just finished crunching. That was by far the largest continuous load we placed on Gpugrid, so thanks everybody!

I will be sending more continuation workunits, but it will take some time to arrange the details. For the time being, take it as a deserved break :)

The objective of the batch was a large-scale exploration of the protein landscape. Its accumulated 25 ms of sampling will be useful for biomedical protein modeling at large (we'll provide more details in due time).

Crunching the whole set was a technical challenge per se. Volunteered power has grown a lot during the project. This may have been motivated by (1) the continuous availability of so many workunits; (2) shutting down SETI server; (3) the lockdown; (4) the notoriety of distributed computing for fighting COVID-19. This placed additional strain on the server, but in the end the mammoth task was completed - and we want more :)

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Message 54703 - Posted: 15 May 2020 | 8:08:07 UTC - in response to Message 54701.

Thanks for the update Toni, looking forward to the next batch.

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Message 54704 - Posted: 15 May 2020 | 8:21:27 UTC - in response to Message 54703.

Thanks for the update Toni, looking forward to the next batch.

+1 :)
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Message 54705 - Posted: 15 May 2020 | 11:21:42 UTC

So, the huge MDAD batch that we sent at the end of January just finished crunching

My admiration for getting this achievement at current hard times, both GPUGRID's brave Crunchers and Team!
And thanks to all GPUGRID's staff, for your continuous support at background.
We are ready for the next challenge...

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Message 54708 - Posted: 15 May 2020 | 15:52:47 UTC

great, thx for the info, we are waiting for new challenges

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Message 54711 - Posted: 15 May 2020 | 19:38:15 UTC

Thanks for the update Toni. And kudos for the constant improvement in the stability of the project servers.

Some bumps here and there, but the ability of the servers to handle the increased volunteer workload steadily improved and was very good right up to the last WU sent from this last batch.

The only area that I can see to improve is the upload server partition and its limited storage. The connectivity adjustment in the past couple of weeks was very welcome.

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Message 54712 - Posted: 15 May 2020 | 22:40:19 UTC - in response to Message 54701.

I love running tasks for this site! I've run WCG and Rosetta for years, but i finally have a GPU that's actually able to run tasks well. It's great to see the crazy amount of computations i can get done with and old GTX1050 in a laptop!

Thanks for all you do to support medical research and giving a video game nerd like myself a chance to help a good cause!

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Message 54734 - Posted: 18 May 2020 | 9:39:36 UTC

Keep my GPU working! Send more tasks!

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Message 54735 - Posted: 18 May 2020 | 10:25:18 UTC - in response to Message 54734.
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Keep my GPU working! Send more tasks!
This is not a request show.
To keep your GPU busy all the time, attach your host to other GPU project(s), either within BOINC (setting zero resource share for these backup projects), or other ways (folding@home see the folding@home thead here for instructions, or quarantine@home)

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Message 54739 - Posted: 19 May 2020 | 18:32:52 UTC

Proud to have participated once again in this calculation package.

Hoping that others will arrive, good luck to process the data that has just been generated, to find new hard disks or to clean up the current ones.

Good luck on your way.

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Message 54741 - Posted: 20 May 2020 | 0:50:34 UTC

Just wondering if there is an ETA (even very approximate, ie a scale of days, weeks, months or years) for when there will be another run here with more work.

Only reason I ask is that my backup projects aren't really keeping my computers busy so will take a lot of tweaking effort in which time I will inevitably break things with associated frustration etc.

So if it's "days" I'll just leave things alone, but if it's "months" then I'll start breaking... er... working.

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Message 54742 - Posted: 20 May 2020 | 1:20:34 UTC - in response to Message 54741.
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Last break in work was 3 months long. Before last run was Oct 2019 to the recent massive work generation in January which lasted us for 4 months.

So might be the case again this time. I'm hoping in reality it is only for a few weeks.

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Message 54744 - Posted: 20 May 2020 | 2:37:58 UTC - in response to Message 54742.

Ugh... geez, I'm hoping for a week or so as well. Three months... I didn't know that this project was that intermittent.

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Message 54745 - Posted: 20 May 2020 | 4:20:08 UTC - in response to Message 54744.

If someone finishes their PhD thesis and they can't get a new person onboard because of the coronavirus, it could be a while.
Life is changing before our eyes.

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Message 54753 - Posted: 20 May 2020 | 11:16:33 UTC

Just sade that no other project use GPU in medicine at Bonic client.

what is more odd is even WCG or Rosetta claim to fight Covid-19
but dont use GPU ( graphics card ) at all.

im not sure what is going on but it seem more a all have to use same cpu only project. ( to my knowledge most dont care how fast it do a project, most new GFX card anyway dont live long enough after 4 years they are outdate more or less newer games require better card. so bonic should make a better client for games so it can crush at idle and i bet more tera/flop will help any project.

it seem folding at home is the only GPU project left that use GPU.
bonic project need a reboot to enable GPU.

hope GPU grid team can maybe tell bonic, why dont you use GPU.
gpu are way faster then cpu.

best regards anyway
just a gamer that use crucher while gameing

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Message 54766 - Posted: 20 May 2020 | 15:52:07 UTC - in response to Message 54753.
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If you are adventurous and on Linux (the Windows client is not available yet), you can try Quarantine@Home:
https://quarantine.infino.me/

It is not a BOINC project, but it works for me on Ubuntu 18.04.4.
The best installation instructions are by Aurum420 here:
https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/forums/wcg/viewthread_thread,42403_offset,10#626463
If you have problems, see my suggestions thereafter.

The OPN project on WCG uses a later version of Autodock, and appears to be more advanced science. They are working on a GPU version also, but it is not out yet. And docking is just the first cut anyway; they need to do a lot more screening after that. But at least it is fast on a GPU; it really flies (Nvidia only though).

By the way, I find it is better to reserve two CPU cores for it; three might be a little better still, as there are three processes running intermittently.

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Message 54776 - Posted: 20 May 2020 | 19:57:16 UTC - in response to Message 54766.

If you are adventurous and on Linux (the Windows client is not available yet), you can try Quarantine@Home:
https://quarantine.infino.me/

Well the Windows client is available, and I installed it. But I don't have an Nvidia card on that machine, and don't know whether it actually works.

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Message 54778 - Posted: 20 May 2020 | 20:25:02 UTC

It is not a BOINC project, but it works for me on Ubuntu 18.04.4.

nvidia-docker2 isn't available in Ubuntu 20.04.

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Message 54883 - Posted: 22 May 2020 | 20:25:14 UTC

Huge thanks and kudos for all the new work. :^)

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Message 55031 - Posted: 1 Jun 2020 | 1:33:13 UTC

Thanks!
Don't forget the advance of newer technologies.
RTX GPUs and AMD's 5600 and 5700XT have contributed to much higher performance per watt crunching.

I'm looking forward to better hardware for even better crunching!

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Message 55033 - Posted: 2 Jun 2020 | 13:22:37 UTC - in response to Message 55031.

Thanks!
Don't forget the advance of newer technologies.
RTX GPUs and AMD's 5600 and 5700XT have contributed to much higher performance per watt crunching.

I'm looking forward to better hardware for even better crunching!

?? GPUGRID does not have apps for AMD cards, so they can't contribute anything here.

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