Are We Doing It?

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Are We Doing It?

Postby momus_98 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:32 am

Are we getting somewhere?

I live in Texas so I try to the run the client as much as I can; much longer than normal, but still mostly at night. Even then my room becomes uncomfortably warm. I'm not a scientist, but are we making progress?

Everything is set to 100% cause I want to do my bit, but it's warm in here.
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Re: Are We Doing It?

Postby PantherX » Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:12 am

I would say that a significant progress has been made. For a quick overview, scroll past this COVID-19 F@H timeline: https://foldingathome.org/diseases/infe ... /covid-19/

For Moonshot WUs, there's now a dashboard for Sprint 4: https://fah-ws3.s3.amazonaws.com/covid- ... index.html
I am aware that a blog post is in the making which will elaborate on some of the technical material displayed on that page.
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Re: Are We Doing It?

Postby momus_98 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:01 am

I know. I've been folding since 2002. This is different, so maybe I'm a bit fatigued. Sorry. I'm going to keep folding away.
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Re: Are We Doing It?

Postby PantherX » Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:31 am

It's understandable to be fatigued. This pandemic has impacted virtually everyone on the planet in various ways. From my preservative, I am satisfied that my contribution is allowing researchers and SMEs to gain better understanding of this disease, to develop new simulation techniques, to optimize various algorithms to help humanity out. All this research is freely available to anyone who knows how to use it. It might take some time to develop a vaccine but during this journey, a lot has been discovered and understood that might help out in other diseases and potentially, prepare for another future pandemic. As much as I wish I can see that we are 70% close to creating a vaccine and only 30% is left, alas, it is real-life and it takes time... this XKCD comic pops into my mind: https://xkcd.com/612/
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Re: Are We Doing It?

Postby gunnarre » Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:06 pm

momus_98 wrote:Even then my room becomes uncomfortably warm.

Please don't sacrifice your own heatlh and comfort to fold. I moved my folding computer next to an open window when I wasn't using it, but if you can't do that just finish the work units and start again when it gets colder.
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Re: Are We Doing It?

Postby Jonazz » Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:00 pm

A folder from 2002! Is there anyone that has been folding for longer than you?
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Re: Are We Doing It?

Postby JimF » Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:43 pm

No, but my ATI card was getting 250 PPD when I joined.
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Re: Are We Doing It?

Postby Joe_H » Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:47 pm

I joined in 2005. Then a CPU WU might take most of a week to complete on my system and was maybe a couple hundred points.
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Re: Are We Doing It?

Postby MeeLee » Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:38 pm

I remember getting my first 9PPD, for completing WUs on my Athlon XP 2600+ CPU.
It ran for days.
That was between 2002 and 2005.
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Re: Are We Doing It?

Postby Bastiaan_NL » Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:05 pm

Somewhere in 2009 I had a nice i7 920 build.
I started around that time, running bigadv units. Iirc it had to work for around 24 hours (or even more) to finish a unit, but returned some good points.
Now my CPU runs almost 2 units every hour, and one GPU makes more points in a day than a half year of work back in 2009 (not counting the units).

I'm way more interested in the science nowadays though, and trying to help out where I can.
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Re: Are We Doing It?

Postby kiore » Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:00 am

momus_98 wrote:I know. I've been folding since 2002. This is different, so maybe I'm a bit fatigued. Sorry. I'm going to keep folding away.


Hi momus 98 understand the heat issues, maybe wind down a bit if the heat making things difficult, the long run is what counts as you know. Cooler weather soon enough and you can wind back up then. I have reduced my output by maybe 20% at present due to heat issues over the past month, am in NYC and the summer has been long and hot for here. This virus isn't going away anytime soon even with an effective vaccine it will take ages to roll that out what we need is a variety of strategies, treatments and vaccines for this and what comes next. This is why I think what we are doing generally is important and specifically for COVID-19 is really important. This will be a long fight so pace yourself.
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Re: Are We Doing It?

Postby JimF » Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:50 pm

kiore wrote:This virus isn't going away anytime soon even with an effective vaccine it will take ages to roll that out what we need is a variety of strategies, treatments and vaccines for this and what comes next.

I trotted this one out on WCG, but no one said a word.
http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20200910-florences-wine-portals-from-the-17th-century
But on my next visit to Florence (long overdue), I will check it out.
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Re: Are We Doing It?

Postby momus_98 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:02 am

Jonazz wrote:A folder from 2002! Is there anyone that has been folding for longer than you?


I don't know. I was able to afford my own computer (AMD K6-2) with my own money in 1998. I was doing SETI when I discovered F@H somewhere along the way. I joined and never looked back. I figured folding was more important.

For the record I'm using a Ryzen 7 now, although (last I checked) that old box still boots up.

P.S. My user ID here is not the same as the ID under which I fold.
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