Sawyer's Cancer Fighting Network

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Sawyer's Cancer Fighting Network

Post by chriscambridge » Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:17 am

If anyone wants to help out (eg join the team) for the remaining 12 days, I am sure any support would be most welcome.

So far: 855 years out of 1,000 (18th Aug)

Due to the current pandemic, I think many members are crunching both Cancer and/or Covid..
I'm honored to dedicate my team's efforts to my Dad, OldChap, and all those who find themselves unexpectedly on this road. Hi, my name is Sawyer and I'm 14 years old. My dad has brain cancer and I need your help. My dad was lucky. He had emergency brain surgery, a second awake brain surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Treatment is ongoing. I need your help to find the next treatment and help cure my dad. My goal is 1000 years of cancer research before my dad’s next birthday in Sept 2020.

https://www.helpsawyerfightcancer.com/
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Re: Sawyer's Cancer Fighting Network

Post by Woodles » Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:51 am

Seems like a worthwhile reason to switch teams :)

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Re: Sawyer's Cancer Fighting Network

Post by chriscambridge » Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:52 pm

Thank's Mark, I couldn't agree more.
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Re: Sawyer's Cancer Fighting Network

Post by Woodles » Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:21 pm

No problems Chris, I might be a bit late in joining but I'll do what I can.

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Re: Sawyer's Cancer Fighting Network

Post by UBT - Timbo » Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:29 pm

Hi all

I'm a bit late seeing this.

Sadly, I cannot join in as I'm team "Captain". But if others want to join then this is the WCG Team page, from where you can join in.

https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/team ... 8N78G65PC2

(Just remember to rejoin UBT afterwards !! - https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/tea ... TGC4G1RP1 )

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Re: Sawyer's Cancer Fighting Network

Post by Woodles » Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:52 am

Currently at 881 years out of 1,000 (21 August)

A great achievement, it would be a shame for it to fail at the last minute (I know, I haven't done much for it but I am now)

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Re: Sawyer's Cancer Fighting Network

Post by UBT - PennyQ » Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:39 am

I've just swapped teams too, hoping my little bit helps

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Re: Sawyer's Cancer Fighting Network

Post by chriscambridge » Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:20 pm

No worries Tim.. Fingers crossed we can hit 1000 years, thanks to everyone that can contribute.
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Re: Sawyer's Cancer Fighting Network

Post by chriscambridge » Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:43 pm

A great achievement, it would be a shame for it to fail at the last minute
It would be a shame as the team only a little bit more of a push to in order to hit the 1,000 year mark.

[CSF] Damon Hill (from CRUNCHERS SANS FRONTIERES) has just joined the team and he is doing some very good numbers, around 300K per day, so that is going to really help.
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Post by UBT - Timbo » Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:27 pm

Hi all

Looking at the Sawyers Team page the current TOTAL CRUNCHING stats show:
Total Run Time (yrs:dys:hrs:min:sec) (Rank) 900:157:23:54:12 (#176)

Avg. Run Time Per Calendar Day (yrs:dys:hrs:min:sec) 2:233:19:21:16
So, they've gone from:

855 years on 18th Aug
881 years on 21st Aug (+16 yrs in 3 days)
900 years on 23rd Aug (+19 yrs in 2 days)

EDIT (01/09):
With about 8 days to go, they need a slightly higher RAC to be able to hit the 1000 yrs target for ALL projects - the CANCER-based sub-project only account for about half of the total.

So, if any team member fancies giving them some assistance with any spare CPU cycles, feel free to switch teams (see above for the link).

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Re: Sawyer's Cancer Fighting Network

Post by Woodles » Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:59 pm

Total Run Time (yrs:day:hrs:min:sec) (Rank) 921:348:00:36:43 (#171)
Avg. Run Time Per Calendar Day (yrs:day:hrs:min:sec) 2:251:02:06:03
921 years on 25th August (+21 years in two days)

With six days to go that should be another 60 - 65 years worth.

Looks like they're going to just fall short :(

An extra 16 years worth of crunching needed in six days means another 970 ish threads needed.

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Re: Sawyer's Cancer Fighting Network

Post by Woodles » Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:12 pm

Just been re-reading Sawyers blogs and he only mentions "before my dad’s next birthday in September 2020" not the start. Also, he states that "We surpassed our initial goal on December 6, 2019, less than three months after we got started."

Tends to imply the deadline is not the start of September but sometime after the sixth. Should be easily doable :D

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Re: Sawyer's Cancer Fighting Network

Post by UBT - Timbo » Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:21 am

Hi all

The Sawyers Team are currently (as of stats update at midnight on 28th Aug) at:
Total Run Time (yrs:dys:hrs:min:sec) (Rank) 955:285:09:36:24 (#167)
Avg. Run Time Per Calendar Day (yrs:dys:hrs:min:sec) 2:278:06:24:33
Since the last stat of a shade under 922 yrs on 25th Aug, they've added just under 34 years in 3 days !!

Just under 3 full "crunching" days to the end of August and they need another 44 or so years of Run Time - hopefully they can make it and esp before the "early September" birth date.

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Re: Sawyer's Cancer Fighting Network

Post by chriscambridge » Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:42 pm

992 Years, 014 days

The team should hopefully hit its target tomorrow.
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Re: Sawyer's Cancer Fighting Network

Post by Woodles » Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:01 pm

It'll still be August in Alaska until 11AM UTC tomorrow :)

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Re: Sawyer's Cancer Fighting Network

Post by chriscambridge » Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:23 pm

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Re: Sawyer's Cancer Fighting Network

Post by Woodles » Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:48 am

Total Run Time (y:d:h: m:s) (Rank) 1004:067:05:47:17 (#163)
Avg. Run Time Per Calendar Day (y:d:h: m:s) 2:307:12:28:49
Job done :handgestures-thumbupleft:

Edit:
Job NOT done :(

Turns out only cancer and Covid related projects are actually counting so that's Mapping Cancer Markers, Smash Childhood Cancer, Microbiome Immunity Project and OpenPandemics - COVID-19.
Total Run Time (y:d:h: m:s) 943:309:16:19:41
Still another few days to go.

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Re: Sawyer's Cancer Fighting Network

Post by UBT - Timbo » Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:48 pm

Hi Mark

Ah - well spotted - I'd been counting all of their teams crunching and not counting just the Cancer based sub-projects.

(From the teams website (which I'd sadly not paid much attention to :-():

"My goal is to do 1,000 years of cancer research before my Dad’s next birthday in September 2020."

In which case they will fall well short...

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Statistics Last Updated:	31/8/20 23:59:59 (UK style)

Project				Points Generated	Results Returned	Total Run Time (y:d:h:m:s) - Status

Mapping Cancer Markers		710,567,514		961,375			463:022:12:06:23 - Active
Smash Childhood Cancer		68,259,255		226,561			31:157:09:27:03 - Intermittent
So, that's about 494 years...for Cancer research.

I'm not sure about their claim:
Since September 2019 we've done 891 years, 32 days, 20 hours of cancer research
​as of 8/27/20
Total research time includes four projects:
(Mapping Cancer Markers, the Microbiome Immunity Project, Smash Childhood Cancer, and OpenPandemics COVID-19)

The Covid-19 and Microbiome sub-projects are dealing with virus and bacterial issues (respectively) which I don't think can be regarded as "cancers"?

And it seems that sometime after 14th Dec 2019, someone re-wrote the footer of their home page to add the non-cancer related sub-projects:

https://web.archive.org/web/20191214215 ... ancer.com/

Sad that this was needed really...

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Statistics Last Updated:	31/8/20 23:59:59 (UK style)

Project				Points Generated	Results Returned	Total Run Time (y:d:h:m:s) - Status

OpenPandemics - COVID-19	400,152,793		700,848			332:310:01:27:32 - Active
Africa Rainfall Project		77,615,298		16,568			52:223:07:12:40 - Active
Microbiome Immunity Project	165,036,226		374,796			116:184:17:18:43 - Active
Help Stop TB			2,659,772		867			1:280:15:18:27 - Active

Beta Testing			1,079,590		1,515			0:288:17:46:50 - Intermittent

FightAIDS@Home - Phase 2	8,724,066		7,914			4:239:18:20:28 - completed
OpenZika			790,346			1,872			0:185:02:49:11 - completed
...and about 506 years on other projects

Maybe they need to change the website to reflect the numbers for actual cancer research?

But still give the lad "kudos" for making a big effort on behalf of his dad.

regards
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Re: Sawyer's Cancer Fighting Network

Post by chriscambridge » Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:24 pm

Personally I think he should have changed it to 1,000 years WCG research; all projects are as valid, especially if you are going to include some non-cancer projects but not others.

If you look back at the website even further I am pretty sure he initially asked for 500 years "Cancer" research, and when that got completed he changed it to 1,000 years.

In my eyes the target has now been achieved hence I am going to change back teams. I crunched just under 39 years for Sawyer so I am happy with this result.
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Re: Sawyer's Cancer Fighting Network

Post by Woodles » Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:35 pm

All four projects now at 953:256:01:36:45
Cancer projects now at 496:187:016:18:24

Might just make 1,000 years in the selected projects but they're not going to get 1,000 years worth of cancer research before the time runs out.

I'll continue until the sprint (if it's a CPU one) or until the end of the weekend then swap back. Not done as well as Chris, I only managed 5 years :(

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