Personal Log - Stardate 80908.16
I've detached my computer from Malaria Control and TANPAKU. Considering that I have only a PIII 800 with 128MBs of ram, Malaria and many other projects can no longer work with me. TANPAKU had work units for me, but their forums are almost silent, and they've been wasting our computer resources--as much as 50%--thanks to the high quorum numbers they have set for their system (IIRC).
In searching for new projects to join I only had to look at our own team project list
. We are now crunching (or have crunched) work for 19 different BOINC projects. I decided to try out some of our newest additions:
Cels--a bio project with significant cancer-fighting applications--is one I haven't tried yet since they've had no work. Hopefully it will be as big a success as POEM.
Cosmology--a physics project modeling the universe--would barely run on my computer, making a terrible noise (continuous HD access; memory swaps), and taking far too long for the report deadline. I've disabled it for now and would like to try something else eventually.
POEM--the newest of many protein folding/prediction projects--is my big success. The WUs run quickly and smoothly, and there seems to be plenty of work! I should be able to keep my machine busy between it and Einstein without feeling like I'm wasting my time (ala TANPAKU). POEM just completed a run with the latest CASP8
targets. Don't worry: I barely know what that all means either.
Climate, Rosetta, QMC, Proteins, MilkyWay, etc. are well beyond my PC. SIMAP and LHC have good work, but only on occasion.
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