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.
  • 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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  • Server hard disk replacement

    Our server indicates issues with one of the hard disks in our raid system, so we had ordered two replacement drives which will presumably be tested and used to cure the problem, today.
    It is therefore possible that the RNA World server might be offline for a short while.
    Anyway, different from other DC projects our discussion forums always remain available for communication with the project team independently of the core server status.

    Unser Server scheint ein paar Probleme mit einer der Platten des RAID-Verbunds zu haben, also haben wir umgehend zwei neue bestellt, die wir voraussichtlich heute noch einbauen, testen und zur Lösung des Problems nutzen werden.
    Es ist daher möglich, dass der Server zwischenzeitlich mal nicht erreichbar ist.
    Für den Fall der Fälle ist unser Diskussionforum - anders als bei anderen DC-Projekten - auch unabhängig vom Projektserverstatus kontinuierlich für Kommunikationszwecke mit uns verfügbar.


    20 Jan 2017, 13:13:40 UTC · Comment

  • Happy New Year

    The RNA World team wishes all of our participants a happy new year! ;-)

    Ein frohes neues Jahr an all unsere Unterstützer! ;-)


    1 Jan 2017, 15:14:45 UTC · Comment

  • Merry Christmas

    The RNA World team wishes all of you a merry christmas!

    Das RNA World Team wünscht euch allen frohe Weihnachten!


    25 Dec 2016, 12:32:39 UTC · Comment

  • Server up and running again...

    ...as usual. Electricity circuits have been re-worked. Everything looks fine.

    ...wie üblich. Die Umstrukturierung der Stromversorgung ist erfolgreich abgeschlossen.


    31 Oct 2016, 16:48:43 UTC · Comment

  • Upcoming Friday till Monday, 2016/10/28-31: Server down for maintenance

    Due to a restructuring of our electricity supply circuits, the RNA World server will be offline from upcoming Friday until the following Monday (28th to 31st of October, 2016).

    Wegen umfangreicheren Umstrukturierungsarbeiten an unserer Stromversorgung wird der RNA World Server von Freitag, den 28.10. bis Montag, den 31.10. vorübergehend abgeschaltet sein.


    26 Oct 2016, 8:32:39 UTC · Comment

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