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Nov 9, 2012
The minirosetta_beta application has been updated to version 3.43.

Sep 24, 2012
The minirosetta_beta application has been updated to version 3.42.

Aug 24, 2012
The minirosetta_beta application has been updated to version 3.41.

Apr 4, 2012
The minirosetta_beta application has been updated to version 3.26.

Apr 3, 2012
The minirosetta_beta application has been updated to version 3.25.

Mar 8, 2012
The minirosetta_beta application has been updated to version 3.23. In the truest sense of the word, these binaries are alpha. If you experience increased error rates, please let us know here.

Feb 9, 2012
The minirosetta_beta application has been updated to version 3.22.

Feb 8, 2012
The minirosetta_beta application has been updated to version 3.21.

Jan 13, 2012
The minirosetta_beta application has been updated to version 3.20. This should fix the graphical issues some users were seeing. Please post bugs in this thread.

June 14, 2011
We are still working on getting a stable minirosetta application ready for production on Rosetta@home. The minirosetta_beta application has been updated to version 3.14. Please post bugs in this thread.

June 3, 2011
We finished our transition over to a different data center and upgraded hardware. We'll be submitting test jobs soon. It's been quite a long process but hopefully we'll have the updated version of minirosetta that we are currently testing here on Rosetta@home soon. Thanks everyone!

May 31, 2011
Outage Notice: The project will be down starting tomorrow, June 1st, for a couple days in order to upgrade our hardware.

May 26, 2011
The minirosetta_beta application has been updated to 3.10.

May 13, 2011
The minirosetta_beta application has been updated to 3.08.

April 28, 2011
The minirosetta application has been updated to 3.04.

March 28, 2011
The minirosetta application has been updated to 3.00.

February 16, 2011
Outage Notice: The project will be down today intermittantly in order to update the scheduler.

Oct 28, 2010
The minirosetta application has been updated to 2.17. Please post bugs in this thread.

May 6, 2010
The minirosetta application has been updated to 2.12. Please post bugs in this thread.

Apr 5, 2010
The minirosetta application has been updated to 2.11. Please post bugs in this thread.

Apr 5, 2010
The minirosetta application has been updated to 2.09. Please post bugs in this thread.

Apr 1, 2010
The minirosetta application has been updated to 2.09. Please post bugs in this thread.

Jan 11, 2010
The minirosetta application has been updated to 2.05. Please post bugs in this thread.

Nov,02, 2009
The minirosetta application has been updated to 2.03. Please post bugs in this thread.

Nov,02, 2009
The minirosetta application has been updated to 2.01. Please post bugs in this thread.

Nov,02, 2009
The minirosetta application has been updated to 1.99. Please post bugs in this thread.

Oct,12, 2009
The minirosetta application has been updated to 1.98. Please post bugs in this thread.

July,29, 2009
The minirosetta application has been updated to 1.90. Please post bugs in this thread.

June 11, 2009
The minirosetta application has been updated to 1.87. Please post bugs in this thread.

June 11, 2009
The minirosetta application has been updated to 1.81. Please post bugs in this thread.

June 11, 2009
The minirosetta application has been updated to 1.80. Please post bugs in this thread.

June 11, 2009
The minirosetta application has been updated to 1.75. Please post bugs in this thread.

June 10, 2009
The minirosetta application has been updated to 1.74. Please post bugs in this thread.

June 9, 2009
The minirosetta application has been updated to 1.73. Please post bugs in this thread.

June 2, 2009
The minirosetta application has been updated to 1.72. Please post bugs in this thread.

May 6, 2009
The minirosetta application has been updated to 1.67. Please post bugs in this thread.

April 28, 2009
The minirosetta application has been updated to 1.66. Please post bugs in this thread.

April 28, 2009
The minirosetta application has been updated to 1.64. Please post bugs in this thread.

April 16, 2009
The minirosetta application has been updated to 1.62. Please post bugs in this thread.

April 15, 2009
The minirosetta application has been updated to 1.61. Please post bugs in this thread.

April 15, 2009
The minirosetta application has been updated to 1.60. Please post bugs in this thread.

April 14, 2009
The minirosetta application has been updated to 1.59.

Febuary 1, 2009
The minirosetta application has been updated to 1.58. Please post bugs in this thread.

January 27, 2009
The minirosetta application has been updated to 1.55. Please post bugs in this thread.

January 25, 2009
The minirosetta application has been updated to 1.54. Please post bugs in this thread.

January 15-19, 2009
The minirosetta application has been updated to 1.50. Please post bugs in this thread. This version fixes a number of the instability issues encountered in the last versions and will give us much better information about what might be going wrong, should there be remaining problems. If you observe *any* abnormal behaviour or anything that bothers you please let us know in the forum. :-)

December 12, 2008
The minirosetta application has been updated to 1.47. Please post bugs in this thread.

December 5, 2008
We canceled a bunch of workunits that were no longer necessary for testing to allow current tests that are queued to get sent out as soon as possible. Because of this, the "Failures" count for the last day will be high.

December 3, 2008
We had to update minirosetta to 1.45 to push out the latest database. Please post bugs in this thread.

December 3, 2008
The minirosetta application has been updated to 1.44. We'd like to test possible solutions to the lockfile and preemption issues with this version along with the latest boinc api. Please post bugs in this thread.

November 30, 2008
The minirosetta application has been updated to 1.43 to fix problems related to long runtimes, validation errors, check point recovery issues, and numerical instability in hydrogen-bond scoring. Please post bugs in this thread.

November 25, 2008
The minirosetta application has been updated to 1.42. Please post bugs in this thread.

November 20, 2008
Please post bugs and issues regarding the recent server upgrade which includes issues with the web site in this thread.

November 20, 2008
We've just finished an extensive update of both the software and the backend infrastructure. The lengthy down-time was primarily a result of the vast amount of data that RALPH has been able to produce. We appreciate your help with this important part of our application testing and apologize for the longer-than-anticipated outage. -KEL

November 17, 2008
We are postponing the server update until tomorrow because it requires quite a bit more work than originally thought.

November 17, 2008
We are going to update the server today so the project will be down intermitently.

November 16, 2008
The minirosetta application has been updated to 1.41. Please post bugs in this thread.

November 5, 2008
The minirosetta application has been updated to 1.40. Please post bugs in this thread.

October 7, 2008
The minirosetta application has been updated to 1.38. Please post bugs in this thread.

September 5, 2008
Another minirosetta app update has been made. Please post bugs in the 1.33 thread.

July 29, 2008
Another minirosetta app update has been made. Please post bugs in the 1.30 thread.

July 29, 2008
The minirosetta application has been updated to 1.31. This version is identical to 1.30 but we are testing packaging the minirosetta database along with the application to deal with backwards compatibility issues. Please post bugs in the 1.30 thread (link is below).

July 14, 2008
The minirosetta application has been updated to 1.30. This version includes updated graphics that look like the rosetta++ screensaver. Additionally, minirosetta linux graphics are now available. Please post bugs in this thread.

June 24, 2008
The rosetta application has been updated to 5.98 hopefully with a fix for the t405 tasks. Please report bugs in this thread.

June 20, 2008
The rosetta application has been updated to 5.97 and the minirosetta version to 1.29. Both apps contain a boinc api fix that prevents a possible infinite loop that has been causing t405 jobs to possibly stall clients. Please report bugs in these threads, for the rosetta_beta app and minirosetta.

June 10, 2008
The minirosetta application has been updated to 1.28. This version is identical to 1.27 with the exception of having a boinc API update. Please continue to post bugs in this thread.

June 7, 2008
The minirosetta application has been updated to 1.27. Please post bugs in this thread.

May. 26, 2008
The minirosetta executable has been updated to 1.26. Please report bugs in this thread.

May. 21, 2008
The minirosetta executable has been updated to 1.24. Please report bugs in this thread.

May. 1, 2008
The minirosetta executable has been updated to 1.18. Please report bugs in this thread.

Mar. 7, 2008
The minirosetta application has been updated to 1.09. This version includes our first attempt at using a separate graphics application. The graphics are very basic but should improve with time. Please report bugs in this thread

Mar. 7, 2008
The Ralph executable has been updated to 5.95. This version fixes a small bug in the previous version. Please report bugs in this thread.

Feb. 27, 2008
The Ralph executable has been updated to 5.94. This version allows diversified beta topology sampling by randomized beta bridges via jumping. Please report bugs in this thread.

Feb. 19, 2008
The minirosetta application has been updated to 1.08. Please report bugs in this thread.

Feb. 8, 2008
If you are getting errors when running tasks with the new minirosetta application please read this thread.

Jan. 3, 2008
The Ralph executable has been updated to 5.93. The recently added 5.92 contained a bug which is removed in this version. Please report bugs in this thread.

Jan. 3, 2008
The Ralph executable has been updated to 5.92. The first update of 2008 provides improved treatement of dihedral symmetry in rosetta so that all translational and rotational degrees of freedom are effectively sampled. Please report bugs in this thread.

Dec. 21, 2007
The Ralph linux executable has been updated to 5.91. The rosetta part of the executable is the same; the BOINC communication is different in order to resolve a problem with the CPU run time. Please report bugs in this thread.

Dec. 19, 2007
Ralph has been updated to 5.90. This includes several potential fixes for simulation of proteins with dihedral symmetry (including better exploration of all available translational degrees of freedom), and reduces memory usage for some machines. Please report bugs in this thread.

Dec. 12, 2007
Ralph has been updated to 5.89. A small bug was found in the previous version relating dihedral symmetry in rosetta. Please report bugs in this thread.

Dec. 10, 2007
Ralph has been updated to 5.87. This version includes the ability to model symmetric complexes with new kinds of symmetry (dihedral with several monomers, e.g., D5), a fix for an occasional crash that occured for large symmetric complexes, a new option for regular protein structure prediction that prevents large movements during the full atom refinement, and improvements to the RNA energy function. Please report bugs in this thread.

Dec. 6, 2007
The ralph Linux application has been updated to 5.86; due to an error in the last update the linux executable 5.85 was not the most up-to-date code. Now the Linux 5.86 executable matches the Mac and Windows applications. Please continue to report bugs in this thread.

Nov. 29, 2007
Ralph is up again. The Ralph server has been rebooted and the unexpected downtime is under investigation....

Nov. 18, 2007
Ralph has been updated to 5.85. This version includes a fix that we are testing for symmetric docking. Please continue to report bugs in this thread.

Nov. 15, 2007
Ralph has been updated to 5.84. (Sorry for the jump in version number.) New features include proper diagnostics for a different kind of symmetry ('D2'), a new output format that may be useful for designing new proteins, and some major improvements in the energy function used in RNA structure prediction! Please report bugs in this thread.

Nov 7, 2007
The project is back up now. We updated the php code to the latest BOINC version. Please post any issues in this thread.

Nov. 7, 2007
Outage Notice: The project will be down today for an hour or so starting at around noon PST to upgrade the server.

Oct. 26, 2007
Ralph has been updated to 5.81. Some small improvements of scientific protocols have been introduced. Please report bugs in this thread.

Sep. 12, 2007
Ralph has been updated to 5.80. Version 5.79 had a faulty executable for linux operating systems. Please report bugs in this thread.

Sep. 11, 2007
Ralph has been updated to 5.79. This version includes support for having small molecules present when running protein-protein docking. This will be very useful in the current round of CAPRI that we are involved in. Please report bugs in this thread.

Sep. 1, 2007
Ralph has been updated to 5.78. This version adjusts the way that experimental data is used to guide some RNA folding runs and should improve folding efficiency in runs that involve a special type of symmetry (''D2''). Please report bugs in this thread. (FYI, there may be a slight issue with posting on the message boards that we are trying to fix.)

August 20, 2007
Ralph has been updated to 5.77. This version fixes a bug in the scoring logic for closing chainbreaks in jumping runs. Please report bugs in this thread.

August 12, 2007
Ralph has been updated to 5.75, and then 5.76. More fixes for RNA high resolution minimization and protein runs with long-range beta strand pairing. To report bugs, please continue to post in this thread.

August 6, 2007
Ralph is updated to 5.74. This version continues to test potential issues with RNA high resolution minimization and protein runs that involve 'jumping', i.e. enforced long-range beta strand pairing. To report bugs, please continue to post in this thread.

July 30, 2007
Ralph is updated to 5.73. This version fixes a bug in RNA high resolution minimization and will allow us to test a potential problem with closing chainbreaks after strand pairing runs. To report bugs, please continue to post in this thread.

July 22, 2007
Ralph is updated to 5.72. This version fixes a small bug that was slowing down the 'relax' portion of work units, and incorporates several new features to the RNA mode that should greatly reduce file transfer and allow us to optimize the energy function a lot more efficiently. We will also be testing a new high-resolution energy function for RNA. To report bugs, please post in this thread.

July 2, 2007
Ralph is updated to 5.71. This version has a correction to one of the energy terms of the rosetta energy function which could improve discrimination of native structures. To report bugs, please continue to post in this thread.

June 25, 2007
Ralph is updated to 5.70. This version enables us to model protein complexes with a different kind of symmetry. To report bugs, please continue to post in this thread.

June 24, 2007
Ralph is updated to 5.69. This version has some bug fixes for the RNA ab initio folding and symmetric folding and docking mode. To report bugs, please post in this thread.

May 25, 2007
Ralph is updated to 5.68. This version allows us to carry out all-atom refinement for really large symmetric proteins where we simulate only subsystems, fixes a small bug in the RNA mode, and will allow a new sort of RNA simulation with lots of imposed base pairs. To report bugs, please continue posting in this thread.

May 24, 2007
Ralph is updated to 5.67. This version tests both the graphics fix and a fix for a 'validate error' in symmetric workunits. To report bugs, go to this thread.

May 23, 2007
Ralph is updated to 5.66. This version fixes a problem in graphics for some workunits. In about half an hour, though, ralph will be updated again as we incorporate one more fix for workunits that model symmetric complexes.

May 21, 2007
Ralph is updated to 5.65. This version just adds a small feature that lets us better control the energy function for RNA. To report bugs, go to this thread.

May 4, 2007
Ralph is updated to 5.64. This version has added some new flags allowing bigger moves during symmetric refinement of protein complexes. To report bugs, go to this thread.

May 3, 2007
Ralph is updated to 5.63. This version has checkpointing for the fold_and_dock mode, and we are testing a potential fix for powerpc macs that have had issues with version 5.62. To report bugs, go to this thread.

May 2, 2007
64bit windows and linux platforms have been added. The rosetta applications are copies of the 32bit versions.

May 1, 2007
Ralph is updated to 5.62. This version has an update in the stack size adjuster that we are testing for Macs. To report bugs, go to this thread.

May. 1, 2007
Ralph is updated to 5.61. There are a few science updates in this version. To report bugs, go to this thread.

Apr. 26, 2007
Ralph is updated to 5.60. For more info and to report bugs, go to this thread.

Apr. 1, 2007
Ralph is updated to 5.59. Minor updates in some of the science protocols. For more info, and to report bugs, please continue following this thread. If this update looks OK, we will update Rosetta@home tomorrow (Monday).

Mar. 30, 2007
Ralph is updated to 5.58. This has a stack size adjuster that we're testing for Macs so that they can run workunits for modestly sized RNAs (and eventually DNAs and DNA-protein systems) . For more info, and to report bugs, please continue following this thread. Thanks!

Mar. 29, 2007
Ralph is updated to 5.57. There are further fixes for the ''percentage complete'' reporter, maximum-disk-space bug for RNA workunits, occasional failures of FOLD_AND_DOCK, and a potential fix for the few Macs that continue to have trouble with Rosetta. For more info, and to report bugs, please continue following this thread. Thanks!

Mar. 29, 2007
Ralph is updated to 5.56. This attempts to fix a consistent error on a small fraction of Macs, crashes for the new FOLD_AND_DOCK workunits on Windows, and a small glitch in the ''percentage complete'' report. For more info, and to report bugs, please check out this thread. Thanks in advance for posting about errors!

Mar. 28, 2007
Ralph is updated to 5.55. This version has an improved estimator of WU time (''percentage complete''). There are also improvements in the RNA energy function and some new RNA moves that we are exploring. Finally, there is a new protein mode where we fold two symmetric chains and dock them at the same time. Please report bugs in this thread. Thanks!

Mar. 19, 2007
Ralph is updated to 5.54. This version is actually the same as 5.53, except for the Linux app, which has been built a little differently to avoid requiring special shared libraries that not everyone has. Please continue to report bugs in this thread. If this goes well, we'll update rosetta@home tomorrow with 5.54. Thanks!

Mar. 19, 2007
Ralph is updated to 5.53. This version has a small set of fixes for floating artefacts in the graphics display for some workunits. Please continue to report bugs in this thread. Thanks!

Mar. 14, 2007
Ralph is updated to 5.52. This version fixes RNA workunits so that they stop at the user defined time (1 hour default for ralph), rather than always making 30 structures. There's also a fix that may allow graphics display on the small fraction of machines that were having problems with this in 5.51. Please report bugs in this thread. Thanks!

Mar. 12, 2007
Ralph is updated to 5.51. This version has a very slight fix that will allow us to send out some symmetric docking jobs. Please continue to report bugs in this thread. Thanks!

Mar. 3, 2007
Ralph is updated to 5.50. This version fixes a small warning when transfering your RNA results, and also stops a stack-overflow bug on Macs. Please continue to report bugs in this thread. Thanks!

Mar. 2, 2007
Ralph is updated to 5.49. This version has a nifty new 'cartoon' look for graphics. We'll also be testing a new mode to predict structures of RNA, an older cousin of DNA, that folds into interesting unique structures. Report bugs in this thread. Thanks!

Feb. 27, 2007
Ralph is updated to 5.48. We fixed a bug in the symmetric docking protocol seen in the previous update. Report bugs in this thread. Thanks!

Feb. 26, 2007
Ralph is updated to 5.47. We are including a special symmetric docking protocol and a fix to the problem of frequent watchdog terminations of docking workunits. Learn more information and report bugs in this thread. Thanks!

Feb. 11, 2007
Ralph is updated to 5.46. We are including a fix to the problem of frequent watchdog terminations of docking workunits. Learn more information and report bugs in this thread. Thanks!

Feb 5, 2007
SERVER UPDATE. The boinc server and related php pages have been updated to support new options in the recent BOINC 5.8.8 client release. Please post server and php related bugs in this thread. Our hope is to update Rosetta@home soon, after issues that may arise from this update are dealt with.

Feb 5, 2007
Outage Notice: The project may be down intermittently today as we work on updating the server to the current BOINC version.

Jan. 27, 2007
Ralph is updated to 5.45. We are including a fix to the graphics prloblem. Learn more information and report bugs in this thread. Thanks!

Jan. 20, 2007
Ralph is updated to 5.44. Some new rosetta applications are added such as a preliminary version of protein design protocol and a special docking application which handles symmetric oligomers. Please note that the graphic-related problem has NOT been fixed yet in this update. Please continue to report bugs in this thread. Thanks!

Dec. 12, 2006
Ralph is updated to 5.43. We are continuing to test the simplified graphics. Also, there's a small fix for a new mode that can take advantage of data from cryoelectron miscroscopy. Please continue to report bugs in this thread. Thanks!

Dec. 11, 2006
Ralph is updated to 5.42. We are trying to increase stability in this release... We have turned off mouse rotation and sidechains temporarily. Please let us know if you can force a crash by playing with the 'show graphics' option from the boinc manager, or with your screensaver! Also, please let us know if you can get rosetta@home to crash, but the new ralph appears stable. You may need to suspend your work from rosetta@home to ensure a ralph workunit is processed. Please report bugs in this thread. Thanks!

Nov. 29, 2006
Ralph is updated to 5.41. This update mainly include some bug fixes. Please find more information and report bugs in this thread. Thanks!

Nov. 7, 2006
Ralph is updated to 5.40. This update fixes the 'exit code -161' bug seen in 5.38 and some WUs in 5.39. Please continue to report bugs in this thread. Thanks!

Nov. 6, 2006
Ralph is updated to 5.39. This update mainly tries toaddress the 'exit code -161' bug seen in 5.38. Please continue to report bugs in this thread. Thanks!

Nov. 5, 2006
Ralph is updated to 5.38. We added in the new application a feature which allows us to handle outputting structures with non-ideal backbone and sidehchain geometries. Please continue to report bugs in this thread. Thanks!

Nov. 3, 2006
Ralph is updated to 5.37. The new application provides a few more fixes for graphics for some large proteins. We have added a feature that lets us flexibly test new shapes for our energy function. Finally, we are testing a new mode that attempts to simulate packing of several copies of a protein involved in Alzheimer's disease. Please report bugs in this thread. Thanks!

October 30, 2006
Ralph is updated to 5.36. The new application provides a little further acceleration of workunits. There are some fixes for graphics to make the native fold always show up. Finally, we're trying out a new output format that will enable us to send back results for designed proteins (e.g., for HIV vaccines) in compressed format. Please report bugs in this thread. Thanks!

October 29, 2006
Ralph is updated to 5.35. The workunits with varying bond geometry were slow in the previous release, and led to some very uneven crediting. We're trying some features to accelerate those workunits. There are also fixes that will allow us to test more accurate energy functions. Please continue to report bugs in this thread. Thanks!

October 23, 2006
Ralph is updated to 5.34. We're fixing a few bugs and also allowing more of the protein's geometry (more specifically, the bond angles) to vary during the run. Please continue to report bugs in this thread. Thanks!

October 19, 2006
Ralph is updated to 5.33. We are trying out some more features that should get lower energy decoys for the same amount of computation. Please continue to report bugs in this thread.

October 9, 2006
Ralph is updated to 5.32. This includes a fix for the premature exits seen in some modes we were testing with 5.31. Please continue to report bugs in this thread.

October 8, 2006
Ralph is updated to 5.31. This includes a fix for the premature exits seen in some modes we were testing with 5.30. Please continue to report bugs in this thread.

October 7, 2006
Ralph is updated to 5.30. In this update, we're trying out a slightly new mode of rosetta that allows us to refine protein folds that have chain breaks. Please report bugs in this thread.

October 6, 2006
Ralph is updated to 5.29. In this update, we fixed two bugs widely observed in 5.28 application. Please report bugs in this thread.

October 2, 2006
Ralph is updated to 5.28. In this update, we added all-atom sidechain display to the screensaver during Rosetta sidechain refinement stage. Also users now can rotate any of the four displayed model on the screen using a mouse. Please post bugs in this thread.

September 27, 2006
Ralph is updated to 5.27. In this update, we fixed a problem in the 5.26 of reporting percentage of progess correctly for the docking application. Also, several new flags are added for full atom relax application. Please post bugs in this thread.

September 25, 2006
Ralph is updated to 5.26. In this update, we include for the first time a protein-protein docking application, which is to predict the structure of a protein complex given the individual structures are known. Please post bugs in this thread.

August 18, 2006
The forum php code has been updated. Please post any issues regarding the update in this thread.

August 13, 2006
Our database server went down and will likely be back online tomorrow.

August 10, 2006
There are now two credit values that people can use to compare each other with, the standard boinc credit and the new work based credit. The leader lists are sorted by recent average work credit by default. Please continue to post comments and suggestions in this thread as we continue testing and improving (based on user feedback) the inclusion of the new work based crediting method.

August 7, 2006
We are now testing a new crediting system that is based on the number of predicted structures. During this testing phase, 2 credit points will be granted per structure on RALPH. The Rosetta@home crediting system has not changed. Please post comments and suggestions in this thread.

June 29, 2006
Ralph is updated to 5.25. There is a minor change in the way we are handling checkpointing. Pleast post bugs in this thread.

June 9, 2006
Ralph is updated to 5.24. We are testing some potential new modes. Pleast post bugs in this thread.

June 9, 2006
Ralph is updated to 5.23. This version has a small fix in the debugging files. Pleast post bugs in this thread.

June 7, 2006
Ralph is updated to 5.22. This version included a new rosetta app for Mac Intel platform! Pleast post bugs in this thread.

June 4, 2006
Ralph is updated to 5.21. We've fixed the delay when Rosetta finishes, introduced in 5.20. We've put in much more stuff to help us debug, so we're hoping to get to the bottom of the remaining error sources in Rosetta! Please post bugs in this thread.

June 2, 2006
Ralph is updated to 5.20. Please post bugs in this thread.

May 29, 2006
Ralph is updated to 5.19. The code includes a small change that allows us to run a new relax mode. Please continue to post bugs in this thread.

May 28, 2006
Ralph is updated to 5.18. The code is actually the same as 5.17, but a debugging file had to be fixed. Please continue to post bugs in this thread.

May 28, 2006
Ralph is updated to 5.17. There are small fixes for some graphics issues and some improvements that will help us debug better. For more information, and to post bugs, please check out this thread.

May 23, 2006
We are up and running now with a new database server.

May 23, 2006
Outage Notice: We will be working on the database server again today starting at 12pm PST for a couple of hours.

May 22, 2006
Outage Notice: Today at 3pm PST, we will be updating the database server. The project will be down for an hour or more.

May 14, 2006
Ralph is updated to 5.16. This app should fix file input errors for the Mac with the MAPRELAX workunits. We are also testing a new feature allowing comparison of Rosetta models to predictions from other algorithms. Please post any bugs to this thread.

May 13, 2006
Ralph is updated to 5.15. We're testing a potential fix for some file input errors we saw in a new kind of work unit yesterday. Please post any bugs to this thread.

May 12, 2006
Ralph is updated to 5.14. This application restores debugging messages, but makes them optional. We are also testing some changes that should reduce memory requirements and a new folding protocol that uses homologous sequences in early stages of the conformational search. Please post any bugs to this thread.

May 11, 2006
To continue helping debug the Rosetta application, we encourage you to download the latest stable release of the BOINC client. Thanks.

May 10, 2006
Ralph is up with version 5.13. We are testing a potential fix for users that have seen their machines slow down with recent ralph or rosetta@home versions. If you were seeing slowdowns before, and they've stopped or have continued, please post to this thread.

May 10, 2006
Ralph is down for maintenance. When it is back up we will try ralph 5.13, which has a potential fix for users that have seen their machines slow down with recent ralph or rosetta@home versions.

May 8, 2006
Update to ralph 5.12. Trying to fix one minor bug in 'jumping' runs before updating the app on rosetta@home. Please continue to post bugs in this thread.

May 7, 2006
Update to ralph 5.11. In response to user comments, shrinking workunit descriptions and fixing a small bug that affected some workunits in 5.10. Please post bugs in this thread.

May 6, 2006
Update to ralph 5.10. Fixing a bug in display of workunit description, and adding some filters and output to help us track down errors and fine-tune our assimilator. Please continue to post bugs in this thread.

May 4, 2006
Update to ralph 5.09. Now allows us to post descriptions of workunit on your screensaver (so you know what's going on!), graphics is rescaled for large proteins, and some fixes for the jumping mode. Please post bugs in this thread.

April 29, 2006
We've updated to ralph 5.08, which includes a few new science modes (jumping followed by fine-resolution minimization; an improved full-atom energy function). Please set your ralph settings to match your rosetta@home settings so that we can truly simulate the rosetta@home environment. And please post bugs in this thread.

April 29, 2006
After testing several updates on ralph over the last week, we posted the new app on Rosetta@home. The error rate has been incredibly low. Thanks, ralph users!

April 26, 2006
Based on feedback from the message boards, the watchdog thread had not been behaving properly in clients where ralph is preempted. We've made potential fixes to the behavior in Ralph 5.06, now up. Please continue to post bugs to this thread.

April 24, 2006
Ralph 5.05 is up. We've corrected a small bug introduced in 5.04 with the addition of more checkpoints, and we're testing a new mode (jumping with chainbreak closure). Please post bugs to this thread.

April 24, 2006
After some great results with 5.03, we're trying one more update (ralph 5.04). This new app should have far fewer file transfer errors after the watchdog aborts the app. We've also made the watchdog a little less aggressive. Finally, we've added more checkpoints -- the introduction of the first round of checkpoints in 5.03 *tripled* the rate of data generation for big jobs. Please report bugs in this thread. We're planning to update Rosetta@home next if Ralph 5.04 goes smoothly!

April 22, 2006
One more update, to ralph 5.03. Based on the tests yesterday with ralph 5.02, we're making the watchdog wait a little longer before aborting a workunit, give back the reason for aborting, and exit more gracefully. Please report bugs in this thread. Thanks!

April 21, 2006
We've updated the application to ralph 5.02. There are some important new features: more frequent checkpoints to accomodate clients that interrupt rosetta often and a watchdog thread that will gracefully abort jobs that are taking too long or appear stuck. Please report bugs or stuck jobs in this thread.

April 21, 2006
After successful testing on ralph, we update rosetta@home to 5.01! Thanks to all who helped. We anticipate testing another update this weekend.

April 19, 2006
We upgraded the application to ralph 5.01. This version includes fixes that will allow more aggressive searching! Also we're testing a mechanism to cancel big jobs that get restarted more than 5 times on a client. Feel free to abort jobs from the old app (ralph 5.00) through the BOINC manager. And please provide feedback on bugs in this thread.

April 12, 2006
We upgraded the server to BOINC 5.5.0. There may be changes in the look and functionality of the web site. If there are any problems resulting from the upgrade, please provide feedback in this thread.

April 12, 2006
Outage Notice: Later today (~3pm PST) we will be updating the php code to the latest BOINC version in anticipation of the next client release.

March 16, 2006
We updated the windows application version to 4.93. The new version has a fix for the "leave in memory when switching apps" bug that we would like to test. If you are running on Windows, please set your user preference to remove applications from memory when switching between projects and let us know if you are still experiencing errors in this thread.

March 15, 2006
RALPH's server crashed this PM. The UW's computer center staff was kind enough to reboot ol' RALPH....we'll see if we can uncover the problem.

March 1, 2006
Windows version 4.91 released. Please abort work units on Windows platforms that are running earlier versions.

February 24, 2006
Another Windows version update. There is likely going to be a number of Windows updates as we try to debug the application.

February 24, 2006
Correction Please abort work units on Windows machines that are currently running versions earlier than 4.87.

February 23, 2006
Windows version 4.87 released. Please abort any work units that are currently running later versions. This version was compiled with Visual Studio 2003.

February 21, 2006
Windows test application version 4.86 released. This version includes a program database file to help with debugging. A new batch of test work units will be released soon.

February 17, 2006
Thank you all for joining this test project. The results look good and we are now ready to release the updated application on Rosetta@home. We still need more volunteers with Linux and Mac OSX platforms.

February 15, 2006
Welcome to RALPH, the Rosetta@home alpha project. Volunteers needed!!

We need volunteers and we need volunteers soon! If you are interested in helping to improve Rosetta@home, please join.

There are a number of improvements to the rosetta application that we need to test. Just to list a few:

  • Stability improvements for the Windows version
  • Graphics for Mac OSX platforms
  • CPU run time preference
  • Graphics preferences

There is also updated scientific code we would like to test.

Please read the Message Boards for details.


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