What is SiDock@home?

Sidock@home is an international volunteer computing project aimed at drug discovery. The first mission of the project is discovery of possible drugs against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It started as an extension of the project COVID.SI to engage the BOINC community into the drug discovery.

 COVID.SI is a citizen science project to fight against SARS-CoV-2 by distributed computing.

You can help with your computer. With the help of BOINC, you will download a subset of compounds on your computer, examine the compounds in the context of the studied target and send the results to a server where they are collected for later analysis.

For account creation please use a Crunch_4Science invitation code. It is not needed when registering by BOINC Manager.

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SiDock@home is going to join Gridcoin
Hello everyone,

we want to be whitelisted in Gridcoin (anytime), so you will be able to receive this cryptocurrency for scientific computing. We believe that Grid—Āoin is ethical. This is also a chance to increase awareness of the project.
6 Jun 2021, 19:00:14 UTC · Discuss

Release CmDock v 0.1.3
Dear participants!

The following changes will be transparent, but if you are interested in technical details, then here they are. A new application cmdock-boinc-zcp has been released, including the new CmDock v0.1.3 release with (z)ipped input, (c)heckpoints and enhanced (p)rogress bar. In addition, a new docking experiment will begin under a new protocol.

Thanks to the CmDock team and pschoefer & walli for the release!
28 May 2021, 11:07:44 UTC · Discuss

Release CmDock v 0.1.2
Hello everyone,

We are glad to announce the new app version with checkpoints, CmDock v 0.1.2 (cmdock-boinc-zip 2.0 in the BOINC project). Currently it is implemented for Windows 64bit, Linux 64bit and Raspberry Pi (for RPi, please check this thread if you need instructions on configuring the client).

The new release has been tested, but not on every existing computer. In case of any problems, please report.

Thank you all for participation!
20 May 2021, 17:00:11 UTC · Discuss

Half a year, the BOINC Workshop and a move to the new server
Hello all!

Today we celebrate six months of SiDock@home. Thank you for lots of support! Let us summarize the current state:

Science. We are post-processing the obtained results and simultaneously performing virtual screening for the 5th target. With results obtained for several targets, we focus on viral proteases and are in the phase of getting physical samples of compounds for wet-lab testing. We will present the project at the BOINC Workshop on April 28. The event starts at 09:00 PDT / 12:00 EDT / 18:00 CEST / 19:00 EEST, our talk is at +00:40.

Society. The BOINC Pentathlon team selected SiDock@home as this year's Marathon project. The Marathon discipline is announced on 30 April and runs for two weeks from 05 through 18 May.

Technicals. Before the BOINC Pentathlon, we plan to move to a new physical server. The URL will stay the same. But we stop generating tasks and the project will be unavailable for 1-2 days. Also, we are implementing checkpoints as soon as possible.

Best wishes,
SiDock@home team
23 Apr 2021, 10:19:03 UTC · Discuss

BoincWorkshop 2
From chat in BoincWorksop Day 2

"I'm seeing far fewer people interested in running BOINC and many are giving up due to too few "legitimate" projects continuing their research - too many projects have used volunteers and then stopped."

"So, we need more "interesting" projects so people can crunch them...far more people got involved with SiDock, Rosetta and WCG when they launched Covid-19 research tasks..".

Our community is on the right way ;-)

21 Apr 2021, 19:10:17 UTC · Discuss

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