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Old April 20, 2010, 06:09 PM
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Default New SMP2 + Uniproc Projects Released to Help With WU Shortage

Stanford has released some new SMP2 and Uniproc. projects to help with the recent workunit shortage. Hopefully they will be all caught up in time for the upcoming ChimpChallenge.

It seems Stanford is using Fah-Addict.net to make announcements about new projects, from that site;

FAH-Addict : News - New SMP2 projects: 6050-6059

Peter Kasson has just put projects 6050 through 6059 online in order to alleviate the SMP2-side of the recent and widespread unit shortage.

There is currently no information on the scientific details about these projects, but we will be publish them when they become available.

Projects 6050 through 6059 are available to those running their SMP2 client with the -advmethods flag enabled. They are distributed by the server at, and have the following specifications:

  • Project 6050: worth 481 points, and given a bonus factor of 2.1. It is comprised of 70,777 atoms, and should preferably be returned within 3 days of download, but no later than 6.
  • Project 6051: this project's superficial properties are identical to those of 6050, with the exception that it is comprised of 77,062 atoms.
  • Project 6052: as per above, but comprised of 77,047 atoms.
  • Project 6053: as per above, but comprised of 77,123 atoms.
  • Project 6054: as per above, but comprised of 77,062 atoms.
  • Project 6055: as per above, but comprised of 77,090 atoms.
  • Project 6056: as per above, but comprised of 77,182 atoms.
  • Project 6057: as per above, but comprised of 77,090 atoms.
  • Project 6058: as per above, but comprised of 77,078 atoms.
  • Project 6059: as per above, but comprised of 77,080 atoms.
Other projects of this type should be released shortly.
FAH-Addict : News - New Uniprocessor projects: p6501-3

These three projects have been created by a collaboration between the Pande Group's Vincent Voelz and Lan Hua of the University of California, San Francisco. The units are distributed from the server

Project 6501 simulates Ubiquitin in an explicit solution. Ubiquitin is an important marker in the process of protein removal. A malfunction of this process is responsible for various diseases, including Parkinson's and Liddle's syndrome, and various cancers and viral infections. Project 6501 uses the Gromacs core and contains 25,933 atoms. Each unit is worth 123 points, with a preferred deadline of 23 days and final deadline of 34 days.

Ubiquitin structure diagram

Projects 6502 and 6503 simulate two areas (6502: domain A, residues 1-75; 6503: domain B, residues 77-143) of the PDB 2K5I protein which are involved in the transport of Iron (II). The protein was a target during the CASP8 challenge. Both projects use the Gromacs core. Project 6502 has 13,159 atoms, gives 59 points and has a preferred deadline of 11 days, with the final deadline 5 days later. Project 6503 has 17,092 atoms, and is worth 75 points. The preferred deadline is 14 days and the final deadline is 21 days.

These three projects will be unlikely to eliminate the current problems of WU shortages, but they help form part of the solution.
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Old April 20, 2010, 06:16 PM
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Good news... I was starting to think maybe they were running out of proteins...
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