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Re: Wuhan Corona Virus

Postby EcipCH » Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:03 pm

Would it be possible to get a section on the website dedicated to showing the amount of WU completed for covid-19 research?

Also, good news from Alberta:
https://www.narcity.com/news/ca/sk/coro ... ing-stages

I wonder if these guys are aware of our willingness to help in the research?
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Re: Wuhan Corona Virus

Postby bruce » Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:36 pm

FAH does provide and option to choose a PREFERRED disease. It doesn't give you absolute control over the projects that will be chosen. Other projects will be assigned if there's nothing available that matches the preference or perhaps in response to FAH's scientific priorities.

The objection is that there is no specific choice for COVAID19 or even Virology. In fact, FAH has already set a high priority for projects that match this undetectable preference.
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Re: Wuhan Corona Virus

Postby happymambo » Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:17 pm

So if we're working on Covid projects we should see number between 11741 and 11746 in the work unit? Are these on now?
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Re: Wuhan Corona Virus

Postby toTOW » Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:33 pm

Yes, but due to the high demand, it is hardly keeping up. So you might sometimes see slow transfers to/from it, or even WUs for other researches that still need to be done.

CPU projects are also on their way.
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Re: Wuhan Corona Virus

Postby Denisok » Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:41 pm

bruce wrote:FAH has already set a high priority for projects


Good. Keep calm and crunch on.

Crunched couple of new covid19 CPU tasks today. Waiting for new ones.
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Re: Wuhan Corona Virus

Postby zexmaxwell » Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:48 pm

toTOW wrote:Yes, but due to the high demand, it is hardly keeping up. So you might sometimes see slow transfers to/from it, or even WUs for other researches that still need to be done.


Are you saying that there is so many GPUs requesting work, that the servers can't keep up with dishing them out?
1, that is an interesting problem to have.
2, what is needed to beef the servers?
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Re: Wuhan Corona Virus

Postby v00d00 » Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:20 am

EcipCH wrote:
Forcinghavok wrote:this virus that will come and go.


and the most ignorant statement of the year goes to..


He isn't entirely wrong. While I dont remember how long Ebola went dormant for after the Kikwit outbreak, i think it was a number of years before the next outbreak in the Congo was identified. This virus may similarly burn out eventually, but more than likely a vaccine will be available within a year or two and it will be included in the yearly flu shots as and when the virus mutates and becomes a threat.

What we really need is for people to stop eating bats and pangolins. If you avoid eating the disease vector, the chances of new infections drops considerably. :/

As for this Covid-19 research via FAH, im sure the results might lead to other discoveries for the other coronaviruses that plague us and the animals that inhabit the planet. Besides maybe leading to better understanding of it.

Its a win win situation. We have nothing to lose by doing the research. New knowledge will be gained whatever the outcome.
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Re: Wuhan Corona Virus

Postby Jonazz » Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:49 am

I haven't received any of the CPU projects yet, but I know they're out there being folded. Keep on folding everyone!
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Re: Wuhan Corona Virus

Postby Denisok » Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:55 am

zexmaxwell wrote:
toTOW wrote:Yes, but due to the high demand, it is hardly keeping up. So you might sometimes see slow transfers to/from it, or even WUs for other researches that still need to be done.


Are you saying that there is so many GPUs requesting work, that the servers can't keep up with dishing them out?
1, that is an interesting problem to have.
2, what is needed to beef the servers?


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2. https://foldingathome.org/about/donate/ ... t-funding/
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Re: Wuhan Corona Virus

Postby Denisok » Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:57 am

JonazzDJ wrote:I haven't received any of the CPU projects yet, but I know they're out there being folded. Keep on folding everyone!


Did you activate advanced mode ? Looks like most of CPU projects still in testing and available for advanced clients only.
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Re: Wuhan Corona Virus

Postby Jonazz » Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:00 am

No I haven't. But I don't mind folding other projects. I'll get them if needed.
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Re: Wuhan Corona Virus

Postby InDebtBigTime » Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:15 am

Any update on Wuhan Virus CPU work units? I don't really want to fold unless its available.
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Re: Wuhan Corona Virus

Postby JimboPalmer » Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:40 am

InDebtBigTime wrote:Any update on Wuhan Virus CPU work units? I don't really want to fold unless its available.

[I am a user just like you and am not a spokesman for F@H]

I can see how Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease, cystic fibrosis, BSE (Mad Cow disease), an inherited form of emphysema, and many cancers are just not worth your computer's idle time. (or your electricity cost)

Both GPU and CPU COVID-19 WUs are out of Beta. Because, you know, it was too much work to set the Beta flag.
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Re: Wuhan Corona Virus

Postby Denisok » Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:51 am

JimboPalmer wrote:just not worth your computer's idle time. (or your electricity cost)


Do what you think is right and let other people do what they think is right. Any help appreciated.

InDebtBigTime wrote:Any update on Wuhan Virus CPU work units? I don't really want to fold unless its available.


Two CPU projects are up and running. Another two projects are available in advanced mode and will be available generally soon.

Consider to enable Advanced Methods to get covid19 tasks earlier.

https://foldingathome.org/support/faq/i ... ion-guide/
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Re: Wuhan Corona Virus

Postby JimboPalmer » Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:17 am

[I am just a user like you, not a Folding@Home employee]

Denisok wrote:
JimboPalmer wrote:just not worth your computer's idle time. (or your electricity cost)


Do what you think is right and let other people do what they think is right. Any help appreciated.


I think a review of my posts would show that if any help was possible, I offered it. Sometimes that involves 'hard love'.

The folks running Folding@Home (not me!) are scrambling to cure a pandemic, and some primadonnas are making silly demands of their time.

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