RNA World (beta)

RNA World (beta) needs donations

The RNA World (beta) project needs donations to cover the BOINC project server (bandwidth and traffic) costs. Please support us and donate!

About RNA World (beta)

RNA World (beta) is a distributed supercomputer that uses Internet-connected computers to advance RNA-related research. You can participate by downloading and running a free program on your computer.

Important information for users with VirtualBox installed

If you have VirtualBox installed on your computer and participate in this project please note:

  • in order to get tasks your CPU needs to have virtualisation capabilities (AMD-v or VT-x)
  • those virtualisation capabilities need to be enabled in your BIOS settings or all tasks will error out
  • Some tasks are incompatible with newer VirtualBox versions:
    If you have 1.15 or earlier tasks, you must use VirtualBox 4.3.x or earlier.
    If you have 1.17 tasks, you must use VirtualBox 5.0.x or earlier.
    If you have 1.18 tasks, you may use VirtualBox 5.1.x.
    If you have 1.19 tasks, you may use VirtualBox 5.2.x.
  • a BOINC client of at least 7.2.33 is recommended
  • The runtime of the cmsearch VM apps are very long (>1000 hours) and deadlines are automatically extended but only visible on the website!
If you don't want to get work for the VM application please disable "cmsearch VM" in your project preferences.

RNA World (beta) is based at the Rechenkraft.net e.V. research facility located in Germany.

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  • BOINC Open Source Project looking for experienced MacOS developers

    The Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC) system is the software infrastructure used by RNA World and many other volunteer distributed computing projects. The BOINC Open Source Project is looking for volunteers to develop and maintain the BOINC client on macOS. The BOINC Client and Manager are C++ cross-platform code supporting Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, and several other operating systems. Currently there are a number of volunteer developers supporting Windows and Linux, but the main macOS developer is winding down his involvement after many years. He is prepared to help a few new macOS developers get up to speed.

    If you have macOS development experience and are interested in volunteering time to help support and maintain the BOINC macOS client please have a look at the more detailed description here: https://boinc.berkeley.edu/trac/wiki/MacDeveloper

    If you want to help, please sign up to the BOINC Developer email list here: ​https://groups.google.com/a/ssl.berkeley.edu/forum/#!forum/boinc_dev.

    If you are not a macOS developer, but have other skills and are interested in contributing to BOINC, the link above also has more general information.


    24 Feb 2019, 14:05:51 UTC · Comment

  • Merry Christmas

    The RNA World team wishes all of you a happy christmas season.

    Wir wünschen all unseren Unterstützern ein fröhliches Weihnachtsfest!


    25 Dec 2018, 12:52:20 UTC · Comment

  • New electricity backend

    A few days ago, a new electricity backend was setup.

    Vor wenigen Tagen wurde das RNA World Projekt an ein verbessertes Stromnetz angeschlossen.


    13 Jul 2018, 5:29:40 UTC · Comment

  • Short server outage

    Yesterday afternoon, we experienced a server outage over a period of a few hours. Everything should be back to normal now. The cause is actually unknown, probably some issues with the electricity circuits.

    Gestern war der RNA World Server aus unbekannten Gründen ein paar Stunden nicht erreichbar. Wir vermuten ein Problem mit der Spannungsversorgung, da ein HPC und etliche andere Maschinen ebenfalls ausgefallen sind. Seit gestern ca. 17:30 Uhr Lokalzeit sollte aber wieder alles regulär laufen.


    29 Sep 2017, 10:44:54 UTC · Comment

  • Meet the RNA World team in Wieda, Germany, 2.-5. June

    Vom 2.-5. Juni findet in Wieda im Harz das 8. teamübergreifende BOINC-Treffen statt. Es werden Mitglieder verschiedener Teams und Projekte dabei sein und wir werden gemeinsame Ausflüge unternehmen, grillen und einfach mal Leute in der Realität treffen, die man sonst nur Online kennt.

    Es sind noch einige Plätze frei. Näheres zur Teilnahme und das Antragsformular finden sich bei uns im Forum.

    Vom RNA World Team werden Yoyo und Michael vor Ort sein.


    P.S.: This information is in German only, because we do not assume people from english-speaking countries to join. If this assumption is wrong, do not hesitate to contact us for furher details.

    25 May 2017, 7:05:14 UTC · Comment

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