Zagen30 wrote:General apathy has been the main reason that my friends and family either haven't folded or have stopped.
Jesse_V wrote:I've read that many other popular distributed computing projects have real-time visualization. SETI@home for example does this.
Do you think there should be a push for default visualizations so long as performance isn't significantly compromised or lag generated? Would that help?
I suppose the V7 FAHViewer needs to be fixed to display non-default proteins for all Fahcores.
kasson wrote:[p8101] Data are good. Thanks. We can do additional diagnostics as the WU returns come in; we're also running these on a few of our own systems.
Preliminarily, the scaling data on these [p8101] look fairly good. I think the issue may be that 6903/6904 thrashed the cache on our benchmark machine and took *much* longer (hence the big jump in points assigned). But that's speculation. As we get timing data from a number of systems, we will re-evaluate the [p8101] points assignment.
Punchy wrote:Lack of choice. Compare to WCG where you can choose what projects you want to run, right there in a nice list: childhood cancer, clean energy, clean water, etc. Other BOINC projects have similar abililties. F@H has many different areas of research but you can't easily pick and choose those you would prefer to work on.
1. Nature of institutionalized research/ outcomes take years for peer review much less movement to application
2. technology has consistently out-paced the resources to program and utilize efficiently. (GPU)
3. lack of a "head-line" cause.
While the research generated to date is significant, worthy and laudatory.. F@H will not go "mainstream" unless there is a clear and obtainable goal (in some definable framework...years not generations)
For example, if there was a specific problem with a defined requirement...it would be possible to generate mass support.
Unfortunately, that is not the nature of basic research.
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