With a heavy heart, we are announcing the retirement of the Docking@Home project. Unfortunately, we no longer have the resources to maintain the project. Starting on April 30, 2014 Docking@Home will no longer be distributing new jobs but will continue to collect results. On May 23, 2014 the server will stop accepting results as the project enters retirement. We hope that you can use this time to point your workers to new VC projects. (here is a link to active BOINC projects).
Over the past 9 years we’ve had 98,512 Volunteers contribute computing power from 264,535 hosts. We have granted a total of 5,422,290,917 credits, which means our volunteers contributed roughly 159,398,584 Hours (18,196 years!) of computation. Back in Jan we made all of the result data public and we will keep that interface active. Thank you to everyone that made Docking@home a success over the years. It’s been fun! Please join us on the forums to share your best and worst story from the project.
Over the past few months we’ve been working on bringing the ExSciTecH project to life. We hope that you will join us in our adventure on this new project. Feel free to stop by the ExSciTecH forums and say “Hi”!.
Thanks for your support over the years!
The Docking@Home Team
The testing for the CPU application is over and these are the first production WUs.
In this project we are studying the PI3Kalpha, a mutation of which is implicated in tumor formation. You can read more about it, and see the structure, here: http://www.rcsb.org/pdb/explore.do?structureId=3HHM
Over the course of this project we will be testing some 22 million commercially-available drug-like molecules, drawn from the ZINC database http://zinc.docking.org/, to find compounds which are predicted to bind strongly to the protein in a way which will inhibit its function.
Once we have screen the whole database, we will take the best hits and test them for efficacy in a series of in vitro experiments. Hopefully we will find inhibitory compounds which can then serve as the basis for future drug development.
GPUGrid forum thread
In a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from GPUgrid.net describe a breakthrough in AIDS research achieved using BOINC-based volunteer computing.
TreeThreader: Thousands of volunteers build a web server for protein structure prediction
We are glad to announce that the new application TreeThreader is officially launched on CAS@home. TreeThreader is the second generation software developed by scientists from ICT (Institute of Computer Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences) and MU (Digital Biology Laboratory, Missouri University) for protein structure prediction and it outperforms the first generation software SCThreader by 2 times in speed together with significant improvement in accuracy.
ICT-MU scientists also provide a web service
(http://protein.ict.ac.cn/TreeThreader) for biologists to submit their protein sequences. The structure predictions of these proteins are performed on the thousands of volunteer computers via CAS@home platform, which makes it possible to perform proteomic-wide, say, prediction structures for all proteins of human stomach cancer cells.
Protein structure prediction in an computing-intensive task. For instance, threading, the leading methods for protein structure
prediction, is exceedingly time-consuming because the query sequence should be aligned against a lot of known protein structures. Volunteer computing is absolutely a great platform for protein structure prediction due to the intrinsic high parallelism on thousands of computers.
At this moment we have about 8000 protein sequences to predict which requires about 36.5 years of CPU time on a single core machine. We
strongly invite you to participate in TreeThreader project to contribute to biology and life science.
Yours sincere, Dongbo Bu , Jin Li (ICT scientists).
Dear NFS@Home volunteer, We have great news to share. Our National Science Foundation XSEDE grant has been renewed for another year. We were aggressive in our selection of work for this year, and we have lots of sieving to do! We can use as much computing time as you have available to donate, and your help is greatly appreciated! Your contributions of computer time are what makes this research possible.
Thanks, Greg Childers NFS@Home.
On 9 April 2012 6:31:14 UTC, PrimeGrid’s Sophie Germain Prime Search found a World Record Sophie Germain prime: 18543637900515*2^666667-1 (2p+1: 18543637900515*2^666668-1)
The prime is 200,701 digits long, eclipsing the previous record of 79,911 digits. It enters Chris Caldwell’s “The Largest Known Primes Database” ranked 1st for Sophie Germain primes.
The discovery was made by Philipp Bliedung (pabliedung) of the United States using an Intel Core i7 950 @ 3.07GHz with 12 GB RAM running Linux. Philipp is a member of the USA team.
The prime was verified on 9 April 2012 9:36:15 UTC, by Lee Blyth (IshtarIS) of Australia using an Intel Core i7 2600k @ 3.40GHz with 8 GB RAM running Windows 7 Ultimate. Lee is a member of the Ishtar team.
For more details, please see the official announcement at primegrid.
Announced yesterday Oct. 21st 2011.
We decided (OxyOne and Sesef) to close the project DNETC @ HOME.
Feel free to MooWrapper @ home.
Thank you for your cooperation.
The server runs while stocks WU.
See thread in DNETC News forum.
– It appears they have 45,000 WU to still do, not sure how long those will last. At current it shows the work generator is disabled, so apparently that will be all, unless they change minds again. Also most of this seems to be ATI work.
As they said you can crunch Moo! which is the same thing doing distibuted.net work as a wrapper application.
– team USA is 3rd in rank at DNETC, lets see if we can’t at least hold this position until they get sucked into null space.
Thank-you all Dear volunteers, Your contribution over the last 3 years to the AQUA@home project was critical for us to perform immense computations necessary for the advancement of our science and technology. We have published several scientific papers reporting the results of those computations, including our recent publication in Nature. We made sure to acknowledge your generous contributions in those papers, as your help was vital. At this time however, we no longer have large computations requiring the computing power of AQUA@home. We therefore have come to the decision to shut down AQUA for the foreseeable future. Thank-you again for the selfless devotion of your time, patience, and computing resources to our effort to progress the field of quantum computing.
Sincerely, Neil Dickson.
Test4Theory (a.k.a. LHC@home 2.0) is now open for beta testing, no invite code needed. They want to increase from the 100 alpha testers to 1000 beta testers.
You need to have VirtualBox installed. See the website for instructions on how all this work. Don’t ask me, I haven’t installed it yet, but soon. The team is set up and ready to go, credits are now being exported.