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Message 11416 - Posted: 4 Oct 2016, 12:48:08 UTC

Dear POEM@HOME community,

first of all we want to express our deepest gratitude for every contributor to our project. Last year we developed a GPU optimized version of SIMONA, which is used as part of POEM@HOME, which speeds up the calculations by various magnitudes. Due to this speedup it has been very hard for us to supply sufficient work to saturate our BOINC project.
Therefore after eight years running, we have so much computational power that we do not require your large and generous contributions to conduct our science anymore. At the same time other, smaller and bigger projects require more computational power than ever.

The GPU accelerated algorithm will be open-sourced so that other groups can use the efficient forcefield freely to conduct research on GPU clusters on their own (the timeframe for this will be until Christmas. The code is ready to be shipped and the paper is written, but needs to be peer-reviewed before).

We are sorry for the hiccups in the last month; we would have liked to prepare a cleaner and better run of the final tasks.

Thank you again for your amazing support and we hope that your contributions will help other BOINC projects from now on. We want to especially thank Vladimir Tankovich for his contributions to the GPU code.

Best regards,
The POEM@HOME admin team

P.S.: We will keep the forums and website open for some time and will gradually empty the queue and shutdown the server daemons after approximately 2 months.
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Message 11424 - Posted: 4 Oct 2016, 17:57:17 UTC - in response to Message 11416.  

Thank you very much. It is a pleasure to work ourselves out of a job for a worthwhile project.

I hope that other groups can make use of your hard work, and thanks in particular to Vladimir Tankovich for developing the GPU software.
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Message 11425 - Posted: 4 Oct 2016, 19:27:57 UTC

Thank you, its been a pleasure contributing to this project!!
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Message 11426 - Posted: 4 Oct 2016, 19:29:31 UTC

I'll second that! And I wish you good luck for your future endeavors.
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Message 11427 - Posted: 5 Oct 2016, 12:43:47 UTC

From the "client side" I say: "what a sad news"
No more WUs from Poem@home !!!
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Message 11428 - Posted: 5 Oct 2016, 13:00:21 UTC

Sorry to see POEM go but I suppose we all have to move on. Best of luck to you.
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Message 11429 - Posted: 5 Oct 2016, 14:36:41 UTC

Anybody know of any other cancer research related projects I can lend my computer time to?
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Message 11430 - Posted: 5 Oct 2016, 14:53:14 UTC

folding@home and GPUGRID are using GPU, Worldcommunitygrid and rosetta@home for CPU.
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Message 11431 - Posted: 5 Oct 2016, 14:59:26 UTC - in response to Message 11429.  

Yep. I currently contribute to https://secure.worldcommunitygrid.org/research/mcm1/overview.do

But WorldCommunityGrid isn't limtied to cancer research project. They got others (https://secure.worldcommunitygrid.org/research/viewAllProjects.do) which might be of interest too.
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Message 11432 - Posted: 5 Oct 2016, 14:59:26 UTC - in response to Message 11430.  

folding@home and GPUGRID are using GPU, Worldcommunitygrid and rosetta@home for CPU.


If I may complete what kain already wrote:

Yes, basically all projects which deal with protein folding, but there are some limitations in regard to CPU and GPU usage.

> Folding@Home can utilize both CPU and GPUs of all kind
> Rosetta seems to be a CPU only project
> GPUGrid does NOT support 10xx Pascal cards as CUDA 8.5 is not yet released. So they still rely on Maxwell (or older) GPUs.


Another cancer related project is

WorldCommunityGrid - Mapping cancer markers.

But they aim at cancer screening rather than drug development.
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Message 11433 - Posted: 5 Oct 2016, 15:39:21 UTC
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Sad to see POEM go but I am glad they feel they have fulfilled their mission.

I am also glad they are going to provide their gpu code for others to use, so maybe we will see some worthwhile projects in the future.

I just have one question. Could you have at least waited until I got 2 billion points :-)
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Message 11435 - Posted: 5 Oct 2016, 19:01:01 UTC

This is really sad news.
It seems to be getting harder and harder to get new and more bio/medical projects and tasks under BOINC.
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Message 11436 - Posted: 5 Oct 2016, 19:02:19 UTC - in response to Message 11431.  

Yep. I currently contribute to https://secure.worldcommunitygrid.org/research/mcm1/overview.do

But WorldCommunityGrid isn't limtied to cancer research project. They got others (https://secure.worldcommunitygrid.org/research/viewAllProjects.do) which might be of interest too.


Also they have No GPU Projects or Task to use the Power of Graphics Cards.
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Message 11437 - Posted: 6 Oct 2016, 9:08:32 UTC

My best regards for server-side people (developers, managers and scientists) and client-side too (others contributors, like me). If to future you would need more compute power, I'll be there (with CPU and GPU too) :)

I'll continue computing for WCG (mainly), SETI@Home (sometimes) and Einstein@home (rarely xD).

Cheers from Mexico! :D

PD: I apologize for my bad english.
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Message 11438 - Posted: 6 Oct 2016, 9:45:51 UTC

poem@home send me still WU for the GPU, but not for my cpu nomore.
I am now faced with the choice to turn myself to another project, or to give my Boinc machine to my brother. For this reason it would be helpful to know the day poem@home finally goes off the net.

Until a year ago, I have been concentrating on malaria control for 5 years. 5 years in 24/7-Mode ... Then the project was finished and i come to poem@home. And now THAT. I bought a GTX 750TI a few weeks ago, to crunsh also with the GPU.
Sure this is the end?
I think I find a team at Folding@Home who is looking for people who are willing to give their entire computing power to the project for 365 days in year. But I will not go!:(

For the case I go to folding@home, does anyone know which team I should go? I think I should go this step, I need somewhere connection.

On the other hand ... the electricity provider here in Germany will increase significantly the electricity prices. I would come to roughly 280 € in the year ... Well, others drink and smoke.

Greetings from Germany.
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Message 11439 - Posted: 6 Oct 2016, 11:54:42 UTC

In case you want to support a European project, consider GPUGRID... Your gtx 750 will do a good job there. Best wishes from Austria. :)
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Message 11440 - Posted: 6 Oct 2016, 12:37:12 UTC - in response to Message 11439.  

Ahhh man... disappointing, but I understand. Thanks for project thus far.
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Message 11443 - Posted: 7 Oct 2016, 1:39:50 UTC

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was sub 30K points away from taking top spot on my team and you end the project?? I think I am going to go cry now...Forever stuck at #2 on my team...


:-) *sigh* oh well.

Thanks for a good project and all the research you've done. I also greatly appreciate you donating the code Open Source so that other projects can use it.
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Message 11444 - Posted: 7 Oct 2016, 15:05:13 UTC - in response to Message 11443.  

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was sub 30K points away from taking top spot on my team and you end the project?? I think I am going to go cry now...Forever stuck at #2 on my team...


:-) *sigh* oh well.

Thanks for a good project and all the research you've done. I also greatly appreciate you donating the code Open Source so that other projects can use it.


I hear you. I was going for #1 in the project and will forever be #2 :)
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Message 11445 - Posted: 7 Oct 2016, 15:56:31 UTC



Oh ... that was you? ;-)
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