Wuhan Corona Virus / COVID-19 / SARS-CoV-2

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bruce
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Re: Wuhan Corona Virus

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Jesse_V wrote:
jonault wrote:That is an unprecedented growth. The userbase always grows in the wintertime, and it's still cold outside in much of the US and Europe ...
If you're going to use electricity to heat your home when it's cold, then you might as well (try to) run FAH and do something useful with it in the process. If you're in a season and climate where you need Air Conditioning you end up paying twice. Once to generate the heat while folding and again to move that heat outside.
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Re: Wuhan Corona Virus

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Jesse_V wrote:
jonault wrote:I don't think some of the folks here appreciate just how fast the number of folders is increasing.

Edited again: and after the 9pm update, it's up to 24601, adding another 2000. So in 12 hours we picked up about 6500 folders (up over 33%!), an amount almost equal to the total number of folders we had at the beginning of February.
That is an unprecedented growth. The userbase always grows in the wintertime, and it's still cold outside in much of the US and Europe, but now so many people are stuck inside and there's laser-focus interest in the virology research.
It's continuing. As of a couple hours ago, it's up to 54900. So that's an additional 30000 folders in about 3 days.
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Re: Wuhan Corona Virus

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bruce wrote:
Jesse_V wrote:
jonault wrote:That is an unprecedented growth. The userbase always grows in the wintertime, and it's still cold outside in much of the US and Europe ...
If you're going to use electricity to heat your home when it's cold, then you might as well (try to) run FAH and do something useful with it in the process. If you're in a season and climate where you need Air Conditioning you end up paying twice. Once to generate the heat while folding and again to move that heat outside.

I'm in sunny Canberra Australia where we are about to go in to winter. This would be a great way to keep the house warm. I have solar power too.

So have we run out of work units or have the servers crashed or what. Some announcement on the website would be handy so fifty people don't keep asking the same questions?

It also makes a good news story that we all need right now.
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Re: Wuhan Corona Virus

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Yes, please give us answers
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Re: Wuhan Corona Virus

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In the meantime Boinc (Rosetta project) has been working 24/7 for me, so if you'd like to help their efforts for coronavirus then I'd download that
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Re: Wuhan Corona Virus

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From Greg Bowman's twitter:
As promised, here is our first glimpse of the #COVID19 spike protein (aka the demogorgon) in action, courtesy of @foldingathome
. More to come!
https://twitter.com/drGregBowman/status ... 92640?s=20
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Re: Wuhan Corona Virus

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GingeraMan wrote:So have we run out of work units or have the servers crashed or what. Some announcement on the website would be handy so fifty people don't keep asking the same questions?
Run out of WU's - no. Reached max capacity to respond to provide WU's to the greatly increased donor base - Yes.

Discussions are ongoing with potential providers of expanded server capacity, and some is already in the process of being placed online. For example two servers are in the process of being configured on instances provided by Azure and can be seen listed on the server status page - https://apps.foldingathome.org/serverstats.

Announcements and FAQ's are in the process of being readied to post.
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InDebtBigTime
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Re: Wuhan Corona Virus

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@Joe_H

Do we have to do anything to reach the new servers? Restart? I have not been able to get work for CPU nor GPU.

Thanks in advance
Harmin
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Re: Wuhan Corona Virus

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for now all we can do is wait and hope to catch a slot to get a WU
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Re: Wuhan Corona Virus

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The servers are currently serving 60k requests an hour, thast climbed from 54k a few hours ago so things are getting better, work is slower getting easier to come by
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Re: Wuhan Corona Virus

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InDebtBigTime wrote:@Joe_H

Do we have to do anything to reach the new servers? Restart? I have not been able to get work for CPU nor GPU.

Thanks in advance
No, your WU request goes to one of the Assignment Servers, they know where the new servers are and what work they have available to send out.
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Re: Wuhan Corona Virus

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JonazzDJ wrote:From Greg Bowman's twitter:
As promised, here is our first glimpse of the #COVID19 spike protein (aka the demogorgon) in action, courtesy of @foldingathome
. More to come!
https://twitter.com/drGregBowman/status ... 92640?s=20
Am I the only one who thinks that it looks like a human heart ?

On the WU availability issue, things should be getting better and better ... do you notice an improvement ?
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Re: Wuhan Corona Virus

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toTOW wrote:
On the WU availability issue, things should be getting better and better ... do you notice an improvement ?
Looks like it? Then again. I normally get more WU at night. I'll Edit my post if I get more.

Looks like we are for GPU. CPU must have ran out.
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Jonazz
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Re: Wuhan Corona Virus

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toTOW wrote:
JonazzDJ wrote:From Greg Bowman's twitter:
As promised, here is our first glimpse of the #COVID19 spike protein (aka the demogorgon) in action, courtesy of @foldingathome
. More to come!
https://twitter.com/drGregBowman/status ... 92640?s=20
Am I the only one who thinks that it looks like a human heart ?

On the WU availability issue, things should be getting better and better ... do you notice an improvement ?
Folding as we speak! (CPU)
InDebtBigTime
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Re: Wuhan Corona Virus

Post by InDebtBigTime »

Well I've been unsuccessful getting any work for a few days now. Just a reminder BOINC's Rosetta@home does appears to have work available
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