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Author Topic: Fight AIDS at Home the Team  (Read 18118 times)

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Offline appleboy

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Fight AIDS at Home the Team
« on: May 12, 2007, 01:43:01 PM »
I have setup a team for grid computing project called Fight AIDS at home.  You can join the aidsmeds.com team by clicking the following link.   http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/team/viewTeamInfo.do?teamId=B1SZQ0Z0WR1 .  You can get to the software needed to process the data by going to http://fightaidsathome.scripps.edu/ .  So join up and put those unused computer cycles to good use!
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Offline Central79

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Re: Fight AIDS at Home the Team
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2007, 01:58:22 PM »
It's great to see this take off - when I first joined, I got booted back off in about 5 minutes for "spamming the forums" with worldcommunitygrid.org stuff!

It's really an awesome thing to do. Thanks for setting up an aidsmeds team, I'll transfer across ASAP.

M.
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26/1/06 - 860 (22%), VL > 500,000
24/4/06 - 820 (24.6%), VL 158,000
13/7/06 - 840 (22%), VL 268,000
1/11/06 - 680 (21%), VL 93,100
29/1/07 - 1,020 (27.5%), VL 46,500
15/5/07 - 1,140 (22.8%), VL not done.
13/10/07 - 759 (23.2%), VL 170,000
6/11/07 - 630 (25%), VL 19,324
14/1/08 - 650 (21%), VL 16,192
15/4/08 - 590 (21%), VL 40, 832

Offline StacheBC

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Re: Fight AIDS at Home the Team
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2007, 02:01:10 PM »
4 people on the team !!! :)

Just a reminder to anyone that is getting started. When you sign up, you can chose what projects you want to work on (by default all items are check), although all seem worth while, if you want to focus on HIV/AIDS you have to uncheck the other projects, and just have Fight AIDS checked.

Although you can change these setting after you signed up as well.

Thanks.

Offline J220

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Re: Fight AIDS at Home the Team
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2007, 11:25:47 PM »
I'm in! Too bad I can't bring my points with me (I had joined another team at random when I signed up, and the points stay there). Anyway, hereon all points go to the aidsmeds.com team.
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Offline StacheBC

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Re: Fight AIDS at Home the Team
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2007, 01:18:58 AM »
Well we now have 6 members on our team :)

Not sure why but I'm quite excited about this. I know it's a long shot, a lot of lab research would have to be done using the data, clinical trials etc. etc. etc. etc.
Although I used to do SETI. It's a bit different when your ass is on the line. Plus I don't think ET will look as cute as he did in the movie, big blue eyes... I don't think so. :)

J220:
Sorry that you can't take the points with you. Although maybe some file you already processed a while back is now starting to be duplicated in lab conditions :) So they're not really lost.
Plus just think, you'll also be on Oprah in a few years when she does the HIV/AIDS special; when she interviews our team  ;D Ok I'm getting a little ahead of myself.

Cheers!

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Re: Fight AIDS at Home the Team
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2007, 08:39:05 AM »
This morning we have a team of 7!!!  YAY!  We earned 4,476 point yesterday!  If you have been running the software and was part of a another team your point's stay with that team.  So needless to say I am quite proud of our Aidsmeds.com Fight AIDS at Home Team.  Go Team Go!
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Re: Fight AIDS at Home the Team
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2007, 09:59:45 AM »
What are the points for? Do we get ice cream? Vanilla for me, please.

Milker.
mid-dec: stupid ass
mid-jan: seroconversion
mid-feb: poz
mar 07: cd4 432 (35%) vl 54000
may 07: cd4 399 (28%) vl 27760
jul 07: cd4 403 (26%) vl 99241
oct 07: cd4 353 (24%) vl 29993
jan 08: cd4 332 (26%) vl 33308
mar 08: cd4 392 (23%) vl 75548
jun 08: cd4 325 (27%) vl 45880
oct 08: cd4 197 (20%) vl 154000 <== aids diagnosis
nov 2 08 start Atripla
nov 30 08: cd4 478 (23%) vl 1880 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
feb 19 09: cd4 398 (24%) vl 430 getting there!
apr 23 09: cd4 604 (29%) vl 50 woohoo :D :D
jul 30 09: cd4 512 (29%) vl undetectable :D :D
may 27 10: cd4 655 (32%) vl undetectable :D :D

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Re: Fight AIDS at Home the Team
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2007, 11:58:23 AM »
What are the points for? Do we get ice cream? Vanilla for me, please.

No ice cream for you!! :D
Points are just a way to measure how much /work/ was done. Almost like telling you car has travelled 30 thousand miles/KM.

Tomorrow I'll set up my work PC on the project, for when the PC is idle. Two devices are better then one! :)

Cheers,
Mauricio.

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Re: Fight AIDS at Home the Team
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2007, 03:22:10 PM »
I finally figured out why it's not doing the FightAids@home !

There is another link, device manager, then device profile, then default, and there everything was checked. So I will let the muscular distrophy finish and that should then go to FightAids@home :)

Milker.
mid-dec: stupid ass
mid-jan: seroconversion
mid-feb: poz
mar 07: cd4 432 (35%) vl 54000
may 07: cd4 399 (28%) vl 27760
jul 07: cd4 403 (26%) vl 99241
oct 07: cd4 353 (24%) vl 29993
jan 08: cd4 332 (26%) vl 33308
mar 08: cd4 392 (23%) vl 75548
jun 08: cd4 325 (27%) vl 45880
oct 08: cd4 197 (20%) vl 154000 <== aids diagnosis
nov 2 08 start Atripla
nov 30 08: cd4 478 (23%) vl 1880 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
feb 19 09: cd4 398 (24%) vl 430 getting there!
apr 23 09: cd4 604 (29%) vl 50 woohoo :D :D
jul 30 09: cd4 512 (29%) vl undetectable :D :D
may 27 10: cd4 655 (32%) vl undetectable :D :D

Now accepting applications from blowjob ninjas™

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Re: Fight AIDS at Home the Team
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2007, 09:30:52 PM »
Whoo Hoo! We now have 10 people on the team!   ;D  We have generated 13,477 points as of tonight's update.  Keep up the good work for HIV/AIDS research!
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Offline StacheBC

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Re: Fight AIDS at Home the Team
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2007, 10:34:30 PM »
I've been using BOINC as my agent.
But it looks like I'm the one getting /boinc'd/. I know I've returned processed units before the last stats update... Yet I still show having returned Zero units.  ???

Mauricio.

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Re: Fight AIDS at Home the Team
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2007, 10:46:37 PM »
I have stopped the muscular dystrophy work, it was taking 99% of my cpu, and I'm trying to do work. It's a bit too bad you can't say "ok, use only 20% of the cpu". I will reactivate it when I go to bed.

Milker.
mid-dec: stupid ass
mid-jan: seroconversion
mid-feb: poz
mar 07: cd4 432 (35%) vl 54000
may 07: cd4 399 (28%) vl 27760
jul 07: cd4 403 (26%) vl 99241
oct 07: cd4 353 (24%) vl 29993
jan 08: cd4 332 (26%) vl 33308
mar 08: cd4 392 (23%) vl 75548
jun 08: cd4 325 (27%) vl 45880
oct 08: cd4 197 (20%) vl 154000 <== aids diagnosis
nov 2 08 start Atripla
nov 30 08: cd4 478 (23%) vl 1880 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
feb 19 09: cd4 398 (24%) vl 430 getting there!
apr 23 09: cd4 604 (29%) vl 50 woohoo :D :D
jul 30 09: cd4 512 (29%) vl undetectable :D :D
may 27 10: cd4 655 (32%) vl undetectable :D :D

Now accepting applications from blowjob ninjas™

Offline StacheBC

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Re: Fight AIDS at Home the Team
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2007, 11:09:23 PM »
Milker,

That is exactly why I went to BOINC (google it and you shall find). An agent created by the U of C that can process work units for several projects, including FightAIDS.
With the other agent there is an environment variable you can setup to instruct it to only us up to a certain % of the CPU. But I found that sometimes it worked... sometimes it didn't and at times my CPU was pinned to 100%... laptop fan was going a mile a minute.

Boinc has more setting and the CPU % works well. Although if you read my post above I haven't received any credits... But after doing some research on the net I read the Berkeley first checks the unit you sent back, then sends the credit to the project you're participating in... So I'll give it another day or two to see if I get credited.

I'll keep you posted with my Boinc experience. :D

Mauricio.
« Last Edit: May 14, 2007, 11:11:03 PM by StacheBC »

Offline StacheBC

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Re: Fight AIDS at Home the Team
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2007, 10:56:45 PM »
After doing some research on the net. I found out that work units processed by Boinc get verified; basically they give the same unit to other people and then compare returning results. Insuring the result didn't get corrupt or was tampered with.

You only get credit for WU processed only once they've been verified. But eventually you do get credited, although if the person that receives the same WU to be verified doesn't return their unit, you basically have to wait a week until they flag that unit as an aborted and issue it to someone else.

I could be wrong but I don't think the default agent does this verification process (?)

Also Boinc can process more then one file at time, something that makes sense if you have a dual core processor, very nice client.

So I haven't been boinc'd, my results are starting to show up... It's the WU that need to be Boinc'd more then once :)

Anyone else using Boinc?

Cheers,
Mauricio.

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Re: Fight AIDS at Home the Team
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2007, 11:00:00 PM »
erm.. cough cough.. erm.. i've stopped the processing because it took too much cpu time while I was downloading porn... erm cough cough.. I promise I will resume soon :D

Milker.
mid-dec: stupid ass
mid-jan: seroconversion
mid-feb: poz
mar 07: cd4 432 (35%) vl 54000
may 07: cd4 399 (28%) vl 27760
jul 07: cd4 403 (26%) vl 99241
oct 07: cd4 353 (24%) vl 29993
jan 08: cd4 332 (26%) vl 33308
mar 08: cd4 392 (23%) vl 75548
jun 08: cd4 325 (27%) vl 45880
oct 08: cd4 197 (20%) vl 154000 <== aids diagnosis
nov 2 08 start Atripla
nov 30 08: cd4 478 (23%) vl 1880 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
feb 19 09: cd4 398 (24%) vl 430 getting there!
apr 23 09: cd4 604 (29%) vl 50 woohoo :D :D
jul 30 09: cd4 512 (29%) vl undetectable :D :D
may 27 10: cd4 655 (32%) vl undetectable :D :D

Now accepting applications from blowjob ninjas™

Offline J220

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Re: Fight AIDS at Home the Team
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2007, 11:34:14 PM »
too funny...and too familiar!!! lol
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Love of Life means hope for me
Born on a New Day" - John David

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Re: Fight AIDS at Home the Team
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2007, 11:55:30 PM »
erm.. cough cough.. erm.. i've stopped the processing because it took too much cpu time while I was downloading porn... erm cough cough.. I promise I will resume soon :D

In that case it's you're PC that is getting Boinc'd. :D

But once you need a little /rest/ take a look at Boinc and you'll be able to make you CPU very /versatile/ allowing some % for play, some for work.
I'm a pro at Boinc... Maybe you could call me a Boinc'er.

Cheers,
Mauricio.

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Re: Fight AIDS at Home the Team
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2007, 02:03:12 PM »
ok - I signed up my work PC, which is a piece of shit Dell, but maybe it can at least do this!  I'm also using boinc, so we'll see if I get any points...
11/9/06 = #$%^&!
sometime early Dec 2006:
CD4 530 20%/VL >250,000 (&*$$%!!)
started Reyataz300mg/Norvir/Truvada 12-27-06.
1/30/07 CD4 540 30%/VL <400
4/07 CD4 600+ 33%/VL <50
6/9/07 CD4 720 37%/VL <50
10/15/07 CD4 891 (!) %? VL <50
1/2010 CD4 599 (37%) VL<50 (drop due to acute HCV)
9/2010 - looks like HCV is gone for good! And I'm finally drinking again, thank GOD
2013 - considering a switch to Stribild. but I love my Kidneys (but I hate farting all the time!)...
June 2013 - switched to Stribild.  so far so good...

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Re: Fight AIDS at Home the Team
« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2007, 05:21:28 PM »
Welcome to the team NYCguy!  I use the boinc client on 5 macs and I am getting points.  Less than a week and I have 37,738 points.  I noticed it does take time for them to verfiy the returned units before issuing points.
AppleBoy

PS The team as of last nights update has earned 34,495 Points!  Go TEAM!
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Re: Fight AIDS at Home the Team
« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2007, 07:11:53 PM »
Welcome to the team NYCguy!  I use the boinc client on 5 macs and I am getting points.  Less than a week and I have 37,738 points.  I noticed it does take time for them to verfiy the returned units before issuing points.
AppleBoy

PS The team as of last nights update has earned 34,495 Points!  Go TEAM!

I have rejoined (um.. I mean.. stopped downloading porn due to disk space).. but it's not finished the muscular dystrophy yet.. 71%...

Milker.
mid-dec: stupid ass
mid-jan: seroconversion
mid-feb: poz
mar 07: cd4 432 (35%) vl 54000
may 07: cd4 399 (28%) vl 27760
jul 07: cd4 403 (26%) vl 99241
oct 07: cd4 353 (24%) vl 29993
jan 08: cd4 332 (26%) vl 33308
mar 08: cd4 392 (23%) vl 75548
jun 08: cd4 325 (27%) vl 45880
oct 08: cd4 197 (20%) vl 154000 <== aids diagnosis
nov 2 08 start Atripla
nov 30 08: cd4 478 (23%) vl 1880 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
feb 19 09: cd4 398 (24%) vl 430 getting there!
apr 23 09: cd4 604 (29%) vl 50 woohoo :D :D
jul 30 09: cd4 512 (29%) vl undetectable :D :D
may 27 10: cd4 655 (32%) vl undetectable :D :D

Now accepting applications from blowjob ninjas™

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Re: Fight AIDS at Home the Team
« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2007, 09:43:51 PM »
Finally, after 93 hours crunching numbers for muscular dystrophy it's now doing HIV Protease tests!!!

Milker.
mid-dec: stupid ass
mid-jan: seroconversion
mid-feb: poz
mar 07: cd4 432 (35%) vl 54000
may 07: cd4 399 (28%) vl 27760
jul 07: cd4 403 (26%) vl 99241
oct 07: cd4 353 (24%) vl 29993
jan 08: cd4 332 (26%) vl 33308
mar 08: cd4 392 (23%) vl 75548
jun 08: cd4 325 (27%) vl 45880
oct 08: cd4 197 (20%) vl 154000 <== aids diagnosis
nov 2 08 start Atripla
nov 30 08: cd4 478 (23%) vl 1880 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
feb 19 09: cd4 398 (24%) vl 430 getting there!
apr 23 09: cd4 604 (29%) vl 50 woohoo :D :D
jul 30 09: cd4 512 (29%) vl undetectable :D :D
may 27 10: cd4 655 (32%) vl undetectable :D :D

Now accepting applications from blowjob ninjas™

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Re: Fight AIDS at Home the Team
« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2007, 12:01:12 AM »
Milker with that many hours on one unit you probably found the cure... or you need a faster processor :D
Actually some projects take a long time to process a WU.

My Boinc units are being validated !!!  I'm finally /scoring/ ;)

Go team go!!!

Cheers,
Mauricio
(Who wonders if we should have a cheer leading squad)

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Re: Fight AIDS at Home the Team
« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2007, 10:31:48 AM »
The HIV one it's doing now is at 73% in less than 12 hours. For the Muscular Dystrophy it was crunching 1% per hour  :o :o :o

Milker.
mid-dec: stupid ass
mid-jan: seroconversion
mid-feb: poz
mar 07: cd4 432 (35%) vl 54000
may 07: cd4 399 (28%) vl 27760
jul 07: cd4 403 (26%) vl 99241
oct 07: cd4 353 (24%) vl 29993
jan 08: cd4 332 (26%) vl 33308
mar 08: cd4 392 (23%) vl 75548
jun 08: cd4 325 (27%) vl 45880
oct 08: cd4 197 (20%) vl 154000 <== aids diagnosis
nov 2 08 start Atripla
nov 30 08: cd4 478 (23%) vl 1880 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
feb 19 09: cd4 398 (24%) vl 430 getting there!
apr 23 09: cd4 604 (29%) vl 50 woohoo :D :D
jul 30 09: cd4 512 (29%) vl undetectable :D :D
may 27 10: cd4 655 (32%) vl undetectable :D :D

Now accepting applications from blowjob ninjas™

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Re: Fight AIDS at Home the Team
« Reply #23 on: May 18, 2007, 10:19:49 PM »
I am really thrilled with the team!  I have my computers doing this at 100% all the time and can still use my computers.  Now I would not attempt editing a movie while running this but for everyday use it appears to work just fine.
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Re: Fight AIDS at Home the Team
« Reply #24 on: May 18, 2007, 10:22:40 PM »
yes i'm thrilled too! Finally my results are in, so to prove that i'm not doing nothing lol

 mattr12          05/12/2007          0:004:16:08:11          2,816          2

4 days!!! That's the muscular dystrophy that took 93 hours !!!!

Milker.
mid-dec: stupid ass
mid-jan: seroconversion
mid-feb: poz
mar 07: cd4 432 (35%) vl 54000
may 07: cd4 399 (28%) vl 27760
jul 07: cd4 403 (26%) vl 99241
oct 07: cd4 353 (24%) vl 29993
jan 08: cd4 332 (26%) vl 33308
mar 08: cd4 392 (23%) vl 75548
jun 08: cd4 325 (27%) vl 45880
oct 08: cd4 197 (20%) vl 154000 <== aids diagnosis
nov 2 08 start Atripla
nov 30 08: cd4 478 (23%) vl 1880 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
feb 19 09: cd4 398 (24%) vl 430 getting there!
apr 23 09: cd4 604 (29%) vl 50 woohoo :D :D
jul 30 09: cd4 512 (29%) vl undetectable :D :D
may 27 10: cd4 655 (32%) vl undetectable :D :D

Now accepting applications from blowjob ninjas™

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Re: Fight AIDS at Home the Team
« Reply #25 on: May 18, 2007, 10:34:23 PM »
I just checked the team stats and we have 11 members now!!! YAY!  ;D  ;D  ;D
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Re: Fight AIDS at Home the Team
« Reply #26 on: December 01, 2007, 06:40:10 AM »
I just wanted to give this topic a bump on World Aids Day.

Since appleboy started our team in May, we have donated over 5 years of run time between us - it would be cool to have even more members donated spare computer power!

Matt.
Diagnosed January 2006
26/1/06 - 860 (22%), VL > 500,000
24/4/06 - 820 (24.6%), VL 158,000
13/7/06 - 840 (22%), VL 268,000
1/11/06 - 680 (21%), VL 93,100
29/1/07 - 1,020 (27.5%), VL 46,500
15/5/07 - 1,140 (22.8%), VL not done.
13/10/07 - 759 (23.2%), VL 170,000
6/11/07 - 630 (25%), VL 19,324
14/1/08 - 650 (21%), VL 16,192
15/4/08 - 590 (21%), VL 40, 832

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Re: Fight AIDS at Home the Team
« Reply #27 on: December 03, 2007, 06:53:34 PM »
I've been running this on my systems for some time now; I have three PC's and haven't noticed any loss of performance on any of them.

I'm happy to join the team.  :)

Carl
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CD4 810 VL 750,000

Started meds October 2004
CD4 405 VL >100,000

Latest Results: October 2009
CD4 888 38%, VL undetectable
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VL undetectable since November 2005

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Re: Fight AIDS at Home the Team
« Reply #28 on: December 13, 2007, 06:05:37 PM »
Quote
I've been running this on my systems for some time now; I have three PC's and haven't noticed any loss of performance on any of them.

Me too and it has no impact on my computer...except that now I leave my work computer on all the time, which I doubt my boss likes, but racks up a bunch of extra points at night and on weekends!

11/9/06 = #$%^&!
sometime early Dec 2006:
CD4 530 20%/VL >250,000 (&*$$%!!)
started Reyataz300mg/Norvir/Truvada 12-27-06.
1/30/07 CD4 540 30%/VL <400
4/07 CD4 600+ 33%/VL <50
6/9/07 CD4 720 37%/VL <50
10/15/07 CD4 891 (!) %? VL <50
1/2010 CD4 599 (37%) VL<50 (drop due to acute HCV)
9/2010 - looks like HCV is gone for good! And I'm finally drinking again, thank GOD
2013 - considering a switch to Stribild. but I love my Kidneys (but I hate farting all the time!)...
June 2013 - switched to Stribild.  so far so good...

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Re: Fight AIDS at Home the Team
« Reply #29 on: February 22, 2008, 01:30:14 PM »
Hopefully, my system added will help the cause, as it looks like I have increase the daily results submitted by 50% :-)

FWIW, I have this running on my 8-core Mac Pro at home.

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Re: Fight AIDS at Home the Team
« Reply #30 on: February 22, 2008, 02:19:19 PM »
Can someone explain what this means?  I think I am missing something or I am more computer illiterate than I thought.
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Re: Fight AIDS at Home the Team
« Reply #31 on: February 23, 2008, 02:12:33 AM »
It's a little program which runs behind the scenes on your computer.

It downloads scientific stuff relating to AIDS research, processes it and uploads the results to the central computer to be collated as part of a wider project.

These projects (known as distributed computing) take advantage of the fact that the personal computers we use today are actually astonishingly powerful machines and we rarely if ever take full advantage of the full capacity available to us.

Remember humankind visited the moon prior to the invention of the microprocessor.

Therefore it's quite easy to make some of our unused computer resources (primarily CPU cycles) available to projects such as fighting AIDS @ home.

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Re: Fight AIDS at Home the Team
« Reply #32 on: February 27, 2008, 10:01:21 PM »
I didn't see this thread until today. I joined Rosetta@home right after I was diagnosed 3 weeks ago. What's the difference between these two? If they are the same, I'd rather not download another one. I have an IT degree, but I am lazy.
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7/22/08: CD4 405; 25%; VL: 6,780
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Re: Fight AIDS at Home the Team
« Reply #33 on: February 28, 2008, 09:50:29 PM »
OK I joined fight aids at home.
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1/30/08: CD4 393; 28%; VL: 44k
3/18/08: CD4 218; 26%; VL: 222K
4/24/08: CD4 402; 26%; VL: lab forgot
7/22/08: CD4 405; 25%; VL: 6,780
10/15/08: CD4 340, 26%; VL: N/A
2/4/09: CD4 394, 26%; VL: N/A
Jun 09: CD4 300, 25%; VL: 4000
Oct 09: CD4 324, 23%, VL: 10K
11/22/09: started Atripla
11/20/11: CD4 405; VL: UD

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Re: Fight AIDS at Home the Team
« Reply #34 on: February 28, 2008, 10:33:14 PM »
I think I have been Boinc'd too, if not yet, I am in the process :)
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Re: Fight AIDS at Home the Team
« Reply #35 on: April 08, 2008, 07:39:23 PM »
Glad to see folks giving unused computer cycles to this great project!  I really hope they find something super and great come out of this!
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Re: Fight AIDS at Home the Team
« Reply #36 on: May 06, 2008, 12:49:51 AM »
The AidsMeds.com team has contributed over 11 years of CPU time !!!
Can you image?! A our team has contributed enough time to keep an average computer busy for 11 years (non stop).

Why sit idle... use that power. Even if out of this only knowledge is gained on how to best use technology for medical research. It's a good thing.

Go team go!!!!

Now off to sleep, while my PCs work the night away  ;D

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Re: Fight AIDS at Home the Team
« Reply #37 on: June 11, 2008, 08:15:59 PM »
I'm 'BOINC'ing away as we speak :)
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Re: Fight AIDS at Home the Team
« Reply #38 on: June 12, 2008, 02:42:32 AM »
I'm on it.
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Re: Fight AIDS at Home the Team
« Reply #39 on: June 12, 2008, 12:04:35 PM »
Roadrunner was always expected to be fast out of the blocks. And after a test run one night in the city of Poughkeepsie, New York, its creators are far from disappointed.

Built from microchips originally destined for games consoles, Roadrunner is the world's latest supercomputer. Yesterday it was officially crowned the fastest computer around, having performed a record million billion calculations per second.

As an indication of how fast this is, manufacturers explained that if 6 billion people were to do one sum a second on calculator, it would take 46 years to do what RoadRunner could do in a day. The world's first supercomputer, the Cray 1 built in the mid-1970s, would take 1,500 years to finish a calculation that Roadrunner would perform in two hours.

David Turek, vice-president of IBM's supercomputing programs, likened Roadrunner to "a very souped-up Sony PlayStation 3". The $120m (£61m) supercomputer was named after New Mexico's state bird, and is more than twice as fast as the previous record holder, another IBM machine called Blue Gene.

By harnessing the power of 116,640 processors working in concert, Roadrunner surpassed a milestone in computing power, to enter a new era of what those familiar with such things call petaflop computing. Peta means a million billion, while a flop is a type of calculation.

"We had teams working around the clock," said IBM's Kevin Roark. "Once they got it hooked up, it was just a couple of days before they broke the record. Everyone here is ecstatic. There were people who doubted it was even possible." The record was broken at 3.30am on May 26.

Next month, the 230-tonne machine will be loaded on to 21 trucks and hauled across the country, from IBM's east coast facility to New Mexico. There, it will become the American military's latest toy, when it is installed, along with 57 miles of fibre optic cable, at Los Alamos National Laboratory, birthplace of the atomic bomb.

For six months, the computer will direct its formidable processing power at scientific problems. It will analyse how HIV vaccines should best be administered, and map the region of the human brain that governs vision.

In another series of tests, it will churn out data on whether firing laser beams into plasmas will trigger nuclear fusion, which advocates believe could one day bring us almost limitless cheap energy. Other projects will focus on testing and improving the accuracy of climate change models.

The first six months will give operators time to get used to the machine, and to iron out any bugs and glitches, before it begins its real task of providing classified data to help assess the safety, and readiness, of the US nuclear arsenal.

Roadrunner will be used by nuclear weapons experts at Los Alamos to simulate the first fractions of a second of a nuclear detonation. Additional computing units will be linked to Roadrunner, allowing a quarter of its power to remain available for unclassifed projects.

Speaking yesterday, the US secretary of energy, Samuel Bodma, called Roadrunner an "enormous accomplishment", adding: "Roadrunner will not only play a key role in maintaining the US nuclear deterrent, it will also contribute to solving our global energy challenges, and open new windows of knowledge in the basic scientific research fields."

Alan Dix, professor of computing at Lancaster University, said that by rough calculations, Roadrunner was possibly only five to 50 times less powerful than the human brain. "Wait another three to five years and it will be there," he said.

Thomas D'Agostino, head of the US national nuclear security administration, which oversees nuclear weapons research and maintains the warhead stockpile, described it as a "speed demon". He added: "It will allow us to solve tremendous problems."


http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/jun/10/computing.sciencenews

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Re: Fight AIDS at Home the Team
« Reply #40 on: September 30, 2008, 11:48:58 PM »
I just happened to be checking out the stats for our team and we have 24 members and have been crunching numbers for boinc for 1 year 9 months!  Way to go!  Keep on crunching numbers!  Roadrunner looks pretty freaking fast as John posted in the last note.  The nice thing about boinc is the fact is that is distributed across multiple computer requiring only software to manage the pieces of work that are sent out and arrive processed.  Much better than buying a expensive super computer.
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Re: Fight AIDS at Home the Team
« Reply #41 on: September 30, 2009, 01:11:18 PM »
This project is still running! Join the team and let your lazy CPUs crunch some numbers!   :-*
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Re: Fight AIDS at Home the Team
« Reply #42 on: September 30, 2009, 01:32:08 PM »
I've been on this for a while but did not know one can join teams. Does anyone know how I can change my settings to join the aidsmeds team?

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Re: Fight AIDS at Home the Team
« Reply #43 on: September 30, 2009, 01:52:37 PM »
You have to go to your personal page and follow the menu: My Grid -> My Team -> Find Team

Ours is called aidsmeds.com

Once you found it, click on join. That's it.  :)


Edit:
Or try this link: http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/team/viewTeamInfo.do?teamId=B1SZQ0Z0WR1
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Re: Fight AIDS at Home the Team
« Reply #44 on: November 07, 2009, 03:00:26 PM »
Not long ago they published volume 8 of the FightAids@home newsletter. Giving an update as to how our research is coming along.
You can read it at:
http://fightaidsathome.scripps.edu/

Must admit I don't understand it all and the fact that these are computer models... that still need to be confirmed in a "wet lab"...  it does remind me that my PC isn't going to start flashing some message about "Cure Found" like we tend to see in SciFi movies.

Yet the fact that this research is being propelled by computers just like mine... investigating how to best target drug resistant strains of HIV, is fascinating.


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Re: Fight AIDS at Home the Team
« Reply #45 on: November 07, 2009, 06:41:08 PM »
I just saw this thread and installed the client.  It's working right now, but I'm having trouble connecting to the world community grid site, so i haven't joined the team yet.  Besides HIV, I'll also join the Dengue (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dengue) project, it's endemic here in my area.

This is my first post to this site... I "joined the club" just recently.

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