Rosetta@home needs your help to determine the 3-dimensional shapes of proteins in research that may ultimately lead to finding cures for some major human diseases. Also covers RALPH (Rosetta Alpha).
UBT - Mikee
- Marvin the Dalek
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A new application called 'minirosetta' has been released. This application is a complete restructuring of the current rosetta applicaton and was designed to facilitate future development and science. Our goal is to gradually transition to this application as it matures. Graphics are not yet available but are currently under development. Please post any issues/bugs in this thread. We'll be issuing tasks in relatively small batches soon.
In short, it's an object oriented implementation of rosetta. The current rosetta application was converted to c++ from a fortran version and is still fortran like in code. Thus, developing new protocols and experiments is quite difficult for researchers new to rosetta and also there is quite a bit of redundant code. Another problem with rosetta development is that it is often hard to debug. Minirosetta is designed to deal with these issues and should greatly expand the capabilities of rosetta and hopefully improve the science. There will be more information about minirosetta soon.
We are going to slowly ramp up minirosetta tasks since it may still contain some hidden bugs that will only show up when doing large scale runs on R@h. The tasks will mix in with the regular ones so you may or may not get one.
- Inept Golgafrinchan
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They seem to be a bit thin on the ground at the moment, I've had a few and they all run fine but looking at one PC now it has one waiting and two of the 5.82 clients and 29!! 5.93 Betas