I participate in the distributed super-computing project Rosetta@home for protein structure prediction run by the Baker laboratory at the University of Washington. Rosetta@home aims to predict protein–protein docking and design new proteins with the help of about sixty thousand active volunteered computers. Though much of the project is oriented towards basic research on improving the accuracy and robustness of the proteomics methods, Rosetta@home also does applied research on malaria, Alzheimer’s disease and other pathologies.
Rosetta@home uses idle computer processing resources from volunteers’ computers to perform calculations on individual workunits. Completed results are sent to a central project server where they are validated and assimilated into project databases.
Dougal’s contribution sine 2010:
|CPU||Threads||Clock speed||Transistors||CPU Mark||RAM||Duty|
|Intel Core i7 3770||8||3.9 GHz||1.4 billion||9,400||8GB||Full-time|
|Intel Core i5 3470S||4||2.9 GHz||1.4 billion||6,000||16GB||Full-time|
|Intel Core i5 3330S||4||3.0 GHz||1.4 billion||5,600||8GB||Full-time|
|Intel Core i5 4200U||4||1.6 GHz||1.3 billion||3,300||4GB||Full-time|
Hardware manufacturers in use and working well:
Complete systems: Apple, HP
Storage: OCZ, Seagate
Power Supplies: Antec
System cases: Antec, Lian-Li
Cooling fans: Antec
Optical drives: Pioneer
Networking: Asus, Edimax